Iyer Name Meaning

Indian (Tamil Nadu): Hindu (Brahman) name, aiyar in Tamil, composed of the noun stem ayya (see Iyengar) + the honorific plural suffix -r. The Iyer Brahmans are a prominent community from Tamil Nadu.

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


Similar surnames: Dyer, Tyer, Wider, Hayer, Kier, Myer, Hiner, River, Ager, Heer

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Iyer Family Origin

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Iyer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Iyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Iyer's were Farmers.

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Iyer Historical Records

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Iyer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1978 and 2004, Iyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Iyer in 1978 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Iyer

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