Payer Name Meaning

French: variant of Paillé (see Paille). German: variant of Bayer. Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Pajer, medieval Slovenian form of German Bayer, denoting a colonist from Bavaria brought to the Slovenian territory by feudal lords in the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Hayer, Mayer, Cater, Poyer, Cayer, Paper, Layer, Sayer, Pryer, Gayer

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Payer Family Origin

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Payer Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Servant

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Charretier

    9%

In 1881, the most common Payer occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 36% of Payer's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Payer family was Charretier. Cultivateur, Servant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Payer.

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Payer Historical Records

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Payer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Payer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Payer in 1955 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Payer

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