Sawyer Family History

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Sawyer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’. Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger.

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


Similar surnames: Sayer, Mawyer, Hawker, Saeger, Sadler, Lawyer, Mayer, Sauter, Seyer

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Sawyer Family Origin

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Sawyer Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Laundress

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sawyer. The most common Sawyer occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Sawyer's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sawyer family was Laundress.

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Sawyer Historical Records

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Sawyer Life Expectancy

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