Heyer Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayer 1. German: occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant spelling of Heier 1. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hayer, Heger, Heier, Reder, Heber, Meyer, Heuer, Seyer, Heer, Neyer

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Heyer Family Origin

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Heyer Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    20%
  • Foriegns Merchant

    20%
  • Gilder

    20%
  • Licensed Victualler

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Heyer family was Licensed Victualler. The most common Heyer occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 20% of Heyer's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Foriegns Merchant and Gilder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heyer.

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Heyer Historical Records

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Heyer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Heyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heyer in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heyer

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