Bayer Family History

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Bayer Name Meaning

German, Scandinavian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Bavaria (German Bayern). This region of southern Germany derives its name from that of the Celtic tribe of the Boii who once inhabited this area. They were displaced in the 6th century ad by a Germanic people, the Boioarii or Baiuarii, whose name is derived from that of their Celtic predecessors.

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

Similar surnames: Baer, Layer, Hayer, Bader, Bauer, Baker, Boyer, Mayer, Brayer, Beyer

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Bayer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bayer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bayer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Bayer Family Origin

Where is the Bayer family from?

Bayer Family Occupations

What did your Bayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Accountant, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bayer. The most common Bayer occupation in the UK was Accountant. 6% of Bayer's were Accountants. A less common occupation for the Bayer family was Baker.

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  • Accountant

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bayer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bayer Historical Records

What Bayer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Bayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bayer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Bayer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 37,000 military records available for the last name Bayer. For the veterans among your Bayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bayer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bayer in 1942 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bayer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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