Goyer Family History

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Goyer Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a maker of bill hooks or vine knives, from an agent derivative of goy (Goy). Dutch: habitational name for someone from Het Gooi area of the Netherlands. This is a common name in the Albany area, as many settlers came from that area. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Geuer, a variant of Gauer.

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

Similar surnames: Gower, Boyer, Moyer, Guyer, Goy, Comer, Hayer, Royer, Loyer, Kober

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Goyer Family Origin

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Goyer Family Occupations

What did your Goyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goyer occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Goyer's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goyer. A less common occupation for the Goyer family was Jardinier.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Farmer

  • Jardinier


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

Goyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Goyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goyer 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 756 immigration records available for the last name Goyer. 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 953 military records available for the last name Goyer. For the veterans among your Goyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Goyer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Goyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goyer in 1946 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goyer 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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