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Deer Surname Meaning

English: variant of Dear . Irish (Limerick and Tipperary) and Welsh: variant of Deere Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘deer’ for example German and Jewish Hirsch Slovenian and Czech Jelen . Hungarian (Deér): variant of Dér (see Der ).

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

Similar surnames: Dees, Duer, Dier, Deeg, Dear, Der, Beer, Deter, Dyer, Geer

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Where is the Deer family from?

You can see how Deer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 107 Deer families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Deer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Deer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Deer. 20% of Deer men worked as a Builders Labourer and 74% of Deer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deer were Builders Carpenter and School Teacher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Postman
  • Builders Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Deer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deer. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Deer. For the veterans among your Deer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Deer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deer in 1943 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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