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Weyer Name Meaning

German: variant of Weiher . Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Weijer a topographic name for someone who lived near a pond from Dutch weier wijer ‘pond’. English (Norfolk): variant of Ware .

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

Similar surnames: Heyer, Seyer, Wever, Meyer, Neyer, Weber, Reder, Geyer, Weyers, Weier

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Where is the Weyer family from?

You can see how Weyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Weyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Weyer families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Weyer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Weyer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weyer. 25% of Weyer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Weyer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weyer were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Weyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weyer 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 Weyer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Weyer. For the veterans among your Weyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Weyer in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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