Geyer Family History

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Geyer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gir(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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


Similar surnames: Heyer, Meyer, Geter, Deger, Seyer, Leber, Geier, Neyer, Gier, Genser

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Geyer Family Origin

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Geyer Family Occupations

What did your Geyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Geyer. 17% of Geyer men worked as a Bank Manager and 46% of Geyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geyer were Gerdener No Occupation and Costing Clerk manager Man Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bank Manager
    17%
  • Engraver And Die Sinker
    17%
  • Fms Govt Opposite Law Surveyor Dept (retired)
    17%
  • Gerdener No Occupation
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    46%
  • Domestic Servant
    19%
  • Clerical Officer Minister Of Labourer
    10%
  • Costing Clerk manager Man Unpaid Domestic Duties
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Geyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Geyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geyer 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Geyer. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Geyer. For the veterans among your Geyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Geyer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Geyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Geyer in 1945 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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