Poyer Family History

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Poyer Name Meaning

French: possibly a nickname from a variant of Old French poier ‘power’, ‘powerful’. Possibly a variant of German Boyer.

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

Similar surnames: Goyer, Power, Payer, Royer, Poyner, Oyer, Poser, Voyer, Hayer, Moyer

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Poyer Family Origin

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Poyer Family Occupations

What did your Poyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School, Cultivateur and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poyer. The most common Poyer occupation in Canada was School. 40% of Poyer's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Poyer family was Rentiere.

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  • School

  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Rentiere


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

Poyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Poyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poyer 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 508 immigration records available for the last name Poyer. 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 868 military records available for the last name Poyer. For the veterans among your Poyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Poyer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Poyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Poyer in 1948 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Poyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poyer 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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