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layer Early Origins



The surname layer was first found in Ulm, where the family was established in early times.

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layer Spelling Variations


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layer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leier, Leir, Laer, Leyer, Leyher, Layer, Layher, Laier and many more.

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layer Early History


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layer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layer research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1780, 1796, 1818, and 1851 are included under the topic Early layer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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layer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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layer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early layer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

layer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Layer who sailed to Philadelphia in 1765
  • Henry Layer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

layer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Layer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Eva Schalin Layer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louisa Layer, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Friedrich Carl Layer, who was born in Appeweiler and who settled in North America in April 1854
  • Adam, David, Johann Gottlieb, Louise and Otto Friedrich Layer, who were all born in Reichenberg and who, who arrived in North America in 1866

layer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hend Layer who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name layer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name layer (post 1700)



  • Tim Layer, American basketball player
  • William B. Layer, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 1st District, 1929 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lewis Layer, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1948; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Friedemann Layer, German director in Berlin

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