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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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Geyer Family Origin

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Geyer Family Occupations

What did your Geyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Laborer and Going To School were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Geyer. The most common Geyer occupation in Canada was Laborer. 50% of Geyer's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Geyer family was Painter.

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Going To School

    38%
  • Painter

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Geyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Geyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Geyer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geyer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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