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Tyrer Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): nickname from Middle English tiren ‘tire exhaust’ (Old English teorian) or less likely ‘draw tear’ (Old French tirer) + hare (Old English hara) and perhaps naming someone who hunted hares or who could run faster than a hare.

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


Similar surnames: Tyler, Tyer, Turner, Storer, Dyer, Tozer, Tye, Myer, Ayer, Tyre

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Where is the Tyrer family from?

You can see how Tyrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tyrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tyrer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,009 Tyrer families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tyrer's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Tyrer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tyrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tyrer 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 Tyrer. 14% of Tyrer men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Tyrer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tyrer were Retired and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    14%
  • Railway Clerk
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Tyrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tyrer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Tyrer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tyrer. For the veterans among your Tyrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tyrer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tyrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Tyrer in 1959 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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