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Poyer Surname Meaning

French: from Old French poier ‘power’ probably used as a nickname for a strong individual. English (of Norman origin): variant of Power . The name is found mainly in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Wales. Americanized form of the Czech ethnic name Pojer ‘Bavarian’ or of its variant Pojar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Goyer, Power, Payer, Royer, Poyner, Oyer, Poser, Voyer, Hayer, Moyer

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Where is the Poyer family from?

You can see how Poyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Poyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Poyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Poyer families living in London. This was about 12% of all the recorded Poyer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Poyer families in 1891.
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What did your Poyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Poyer. 100% of Poyer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Poyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 508 immigration records available for the last name Poyer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 868 military records available for the last name Poyer. For the veterans among your Poyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Poyer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Poyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Poyer in 1948 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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