Heyer Family History

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Heyer Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayer 1. German: occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant spelling of Heier 1. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hayer, Heger, Heier, Reder, Heber, Meyer, Heuer, Seyer, Heer, Neyer

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Heyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Heyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Heyer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Heyer Family Origin

Where is the Heyer family from?

Heyer Family Occupations

What did your Heyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Heyer occupation in Canada was Servant. 75% of Heyer's were Servants. Servant and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Heyer.

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  • Servant

  • Farmer


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

Heyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Heyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Heyer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heyer. For the veterans among your Heyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heyer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heyer in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heyer 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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