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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

What did your Payer ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Servant

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Charretier

    9%

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

Payer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Payer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Payer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Payer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Payer. For the veterans among your Payer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Payer Life Expectancy

What is the average Payer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Payer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Payer 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.

Famous Payer Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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