Sarah P Moyer

Brief Life History of Sarah P

When Sarah P Moyer was born on 17 May 1842, in Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Solomon Moyer, was 31 and her mother, Jane A. Crawford, was 25. She lived in Brownville, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 May 1891, in Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, Brownville, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Solomon Moyer
Jane A. Crawford
Alanson Bonaparte Moyer
Nancy Moyer
Sarah P Moyer
George Edward Moyer
Sanford H Moyer
Alice M Moyer
Charles S. Moyer
Anna Moyer

Sources (6)

  • Sarah Moyer in household of Solomon Moyer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Mayer in household of Solomon Mayer, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sarah Moyer in household of Solomon Moyer, "United States Census, 1870"

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Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Meyer or Mayer .

French: status name for a sharecropper, from an angent derivative of Old French moie ‘half’.

In some cases also an Americanized form of Dutch Mooijer: surname associated with Maaijer, an occupational name for a mower or reaper (see Maier ). However, almost all bearers come from Volendam (North Holland), where the surname originated as Pooijer, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman (peurder) or a nickname for someone carrying a ponjaard ‘dagger’. The surname was changed to Mooijer due to the connotation with Dutch pooier ‘bully, fancy-man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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