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Guyer Family History

Guyer Name Meaning

English (London of Norman origin): occupational name from Old French guyour ‘guide’ (see Guy ). Americanized form of German Geyer . Swiss German: from a shortening of the expression gut Jahr (‘good year’) which as a greeting in rural Switzerland meant ‘I wish you a good harvest this year’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Goyer, Guier, Geyer, Hayer, Guye, Gager, Gunter, Boyer, Luter, Zuber

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Where is the Guyer family from?

You can see how Guyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Guyer families living in Quebec. This was about 43% of all the recorded Guyer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Guyer families in 1911.
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What did your Guyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guyer. 19% of Guyer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Guyer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guyer were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Guyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guyer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Guyer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Guyer. For the veterans among your Guyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Guyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guyer in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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