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Origins of the Layer surname

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About the Layers

We have a total number of 1903 records for people with the last name Layer.

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Where do most Layers live?

In 1921, most Layers lived in East.


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Interesting facts about Layers

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,590 records for the Layer surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Layers most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

McCoskeys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Layers.

What are the most common Layer first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Layer family members

Common jobs for Layers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Layers in 1921
Dressmaker

11

Servant

7

General Servant Domestic

6

Tailoress

6

Laundress

5

Common Male occupations for Layers in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

16

Coachman

10

Carpenter

7

Horseman On Farm

7

Turner

7

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