layer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the layer family

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

Important Dates for the layer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layer research. Another 89 words (6 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.

layer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the layer family (pre 1700)

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

layer migration to the United States

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]
layer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Layer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Eva Schalin Layer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Louisa Layer, aged 20, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • 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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

layer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Hend Layer who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1752

Contemporary Notables of the name layer (post 1700)

  • William B. Layer, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 1st District, 1929 [2]
  • Lewis Layer, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1948; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 [2]
  • Tim Layer, American basketball player
  • Friedemann Layer, German director in Berlin

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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