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Hayer Name Meaning

South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German heien ‘to guard or protect’ hence an occupational name for a warden of woodland or crops. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named Heier plural of Old Norse heithr ‘heath moor; isolated area’. English: variant of Heyer . French: occupational name for a warden of woodland from an agent derivative of Old French haye ‘hedge enclosed forest’. Indian (Punjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Sayer, Hayes, Hager, Hamer, Heyer, Layer, Haye, Haver, Haler, Haer

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Where is the Hayer family from?

You can see how Hayer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 100 Hayer families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hayer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hayer families in 1911.
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What did your Hayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hayer. 41% of Hayer men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    41%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Cultivateur
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hayer. For the veterans among your Hayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hayer in 1957 was 44, and 92 in 2004.

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