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Sayre Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Surrey): variant of Sayer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hayre, Sare, Ayre, Sayres, Saye, Sayne, Sayle, Satre, Tyre, Baye

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Where is the Sayre family from?

You can see how Sayre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sayre family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sayre families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Sayre families living in New Brunswick. This was about 39% of all the recorded Sayre's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Sayre families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sayre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sayre ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sayre. 100% of Sayre men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Sayre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sayre census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sayre. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Sayre. For the veterans among your Sayre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sayre lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sayre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sayre in 1945 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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