Cryer Family History

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Cryer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a town crier, one whose job was to make public announcements in a loud voice, from Middle English, Old French criere (a derivative of Old French crier ‘to cry aloud’, Latin quiritare). Americanized spelling of German Kreyer or the Swiss variant Kreier.

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

Similar surnames: Dryer, Carver, Comer, Hayer, Coyer, Cayer, Cater, Fryer, Crye, Pryer

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Cryer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cryer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Cryer Family Origin

Where is the Cryer family from?

Cryer Family Occupations

What did your Cryer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cryer. The most common Cryer occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cryer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cryer family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Labourer


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

Cryer Historical Records

What Cryer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Cryer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cryer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cryer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cryer. For the veterans among your Cryer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cryer Life Expectancy

What is the average Cryer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cryer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Cryer in 1956 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cryer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cryer 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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