Ayer Family History
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Ayer Name Meaning
English: from Middle English eir, eyer ‘heir’ (Old French (h)eir, from Latin heres ‘heir’). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press