Drayer Family History

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Drayer Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a wood or bone turner, Middle Dutch drayere, an agent derivative of draaien ‘to turn’.

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

Similar surnames: Dreyer, Dryer, Draper, Brader, Player, Preyer, Graber, Driver, Graper

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Drayer Family Origin

Where is the Drayer family from?

Drayer Family Occupations

What did your Drayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Drayer family was Waiter. The most common Drayer occupation in the UK was Cigar Maker. 33% of Drayer's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Drayer.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Labourer

  • Waiter


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

Drayer Historical Records

What Drayer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Drayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drayer 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Drayer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Drayer. For the veterans among your Drayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Drayer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Drayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Drayer in 1954 was 48, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drayer 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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