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Thayer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Thayer family


The surname Thayer was first found in East Prussia, where the name Thaer came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Thayer family


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Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 186 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Thayer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Thayer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thaer, Thaaer, Thear, Thaeer, Thaerr, Thaere, Thaeres, Thaers, Thaerrs, Thaerre, Thayer, Thare and many more.

Early Notables of the Thayer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Thayer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thayer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Thayer, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640 [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)
  • Thomas Thayer, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1647 [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)
  • Nathaniel Thayer, who arrived in New England in 1665 [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)

Thayer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oscar Thayer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
  • Joseph Thayer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
  • Charles F Thayer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Charles Thayer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [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)
  • Leonard Thayer, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1885 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thayer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice R. Thayer, aged 54, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Addison Thayer, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Alec Thayer, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Augustus Thayer, aged 67, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Albert Thayer, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Thayer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jonathan Thayer, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Moses Thayer, who arrived in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

Thayer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • T. Thayer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CAROLINE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Caroline.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Thayer (post 1700)


  • William Roscoe Thayer (1859-1923), American author and editor
  • Whitney Eugene Thayer (1838-1889), American organist and composer
  • Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer (1785-1872), American soldier, known as "the Father of West Point"
  • Lorna Thayer (1919-2005), American actress
  • Joseph Henry Thayer (1828-1901), American biblical scholar
  • James Bradley Thayer (1831-1902), American legal writer and educationist
  • Harry Bates Thayer (1858-1936), American electrical and telephone businessman, chairman of AT&T
  • Ernest Thayer (1863-1940), American poet, author of "Casey at the Bat"
  • Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-1897), American librarian and author of The life of Ludwig van Beethoven, a standard biography, and other music biographies
  • Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921), American artist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Thayer family



RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Marian Longsteth Thayer, (née Morris), aged 39, American First Class passenger from Haverford, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 4 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. John Borland "Jack" III Thayer, aged 17, American First Class passenger from Haverford, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat B [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. John Borland II Thayer (d. 1912), aged 49, American First Class passenger from Haverford, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Suggested Readings for the name Thayer


  • A History and Genealogy of the Rockwell and Thayer Families by Willard Frederick Rockwell.
  • Ancestors of Adelbert P. Thayer, Florine, Thayer MCCray and Geo. Burton Thayer, Children of John W. Thayer and Adaline Burton by George B. Thayer.
  • Nearly 500 Years of Thayer Ancestry by Hugh A. Johnson.

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CAROLINE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Caroline.htm
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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