Hayer Family History
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