Salyer Family History

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Salyer Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Saylor.

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

Similar surnames: Saler, Salyers, Sayer, Sayler, Sawyer, Salser, Calver, Salter, Saucer

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Salyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Salyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Salyer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Salyer Family Origin

Where is the Salyer family from?

Salyer Family Occupations

What did your Salyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Salyer family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salyer. The most common Salyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Salyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Salyer Historical Records

What Salyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Salyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salyer 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 649 immigration records available for the last name Salyer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Salyer. For the veterans among your Salyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Salyer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Salyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Salyer in 1942 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salyer 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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