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Thayer Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ (see Taylor).

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


Similar surnames: Hayer, Haye, Mayer, Rayer, Traver, Hamer, Thaker, Chayer, Trayer

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Thayer Family Origin

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Thayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Labourer

    16%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thayer. A less common occupation for the Thayer family was Carpenter. The most common Thayer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Thayer's were Farmers.

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Thayer Historical Records

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Thayer Life Expectancy

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