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Sayers Family History

Sayers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sayer 1. This English name is also well established in Ireland. Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Saoghair (see Sears).

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


Similar surnames: Syers, Sayer, Sawyers, Mayers, Bayes, Byers, Sawyer, Ayers, Sanders

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Where is the Sayers family from?

You can see how Sayers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sayers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sayers families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 768 Sayers families living in Sussex. This was about 25% of all the recorded Sayers's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Sayers families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sayers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sayers. 10% of Sayers men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Sayers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sayers were Agricultural Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Sayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sayers 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Sayers. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Sayers. For the veterans among your Sayers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sayers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sayers in 1942 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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