Rayer Family History
Rayer Name Meaning
German: variant of Reier ‘heron’. French: occupational name for a barber from Old French raier (from rere ‘to shave’). English (Worcestershire): from the Norman personal name Raher probably from an ancient Germanic name composed of rād ‘counsel’ + hari ‘army’. Americanized form of Slovenian Rajar or Rajer: probably a nickname derived from rajati ‘to dance in a ring’. Compare Ryer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022