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Geyer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gir(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Heyer, Meyer, Geter, Deger, Seyer, Leber, Geier, Neyer, Gier, Genser

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Where is the Geyer family from?

You can see how Geyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geyer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Geyer families living in Quebec. This was about 57% of all the recorded Geyer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Geyer families in 1911.
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What did your Geyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Geyer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Geyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Geyer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Geyer. For the veterans among your Geyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geyer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Geyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Geyer in 1945 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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