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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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Where is the Goyer family from?

You can see how Goyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Goyer families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 255 Goyer families living in Quebec. This was about 86% of all the recorded Goyer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Goyer families in 1911.
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What did your Goyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Goyer. 24% of Goyer men worked as a Cultivateur and 50% of Goyer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goyer were Peintre and Rentire.

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Peintre

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Rentire
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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