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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Dyer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dy"er
One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone whose job is to dye cloth
  1. One who dyes, especially one who dyes cloth etc. as an occupation.

Notable Persons Named Dyer

Dyer was born in 1839 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dyer is also known as Dyer D. Lum. He passed away on April 6th, 1893.


D. was given the name Dyer Brainerd Holmes on May 24th, 1921 in Brooklyn. D. is also known as Holmes and D. Brainerd. He died on January 11th, 2013.


Dyer was born on June 3rd, 1796. He died on March 27th, 1866.


Dyer was born in 1857. He breathed his last breath in 1930.


Dyer was born in England.


Dyer Talley is a surgeon. Dyer was born on December 5th, 1865 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dyer

Danny Dyer is an actor, chairman, and former football team chairman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Danny was given the name Danial Dyer on July 24th, 1977 in Canning Town, east London, England.


Dr. Wayne Dyer was a teacher, author, and philosopher. Dr. was born on May 10th, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, US. He breathed his last breath on August 29th, 2015.


Amelia was born in 1837 in Bristol. Amelia is also known as The Reading Baby Farmer. She breathed her last breath on June 10th, 1896.


Mary was given the name Marie Barrett in 1611. She breathed her last breath on June 1st, 1660.


Nathan Dyer is a soccer player for the Leicester City F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Southampton F.C., Burnley F.C., and Sheffield United F.C. Nathan was born on November 29th, 1987 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.


Skin is an indie rock, alternative rock, and alternative metal musician. Her ongoing career started in 1995. Skin was given the name Deborah Anne Dyer on August 3rd, 1967.


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Popularity of Dyer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dyer U.S.
  White 83.22% 64.26%
  African American 11.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dyer

People with the last name Dyer are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dyer

  • How Popular is the name Dyer? Dyer is the 38,851st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dyer was the 742nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dyer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86 babies born with the first name Dyer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dyer to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dyer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Dyer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dyer is Thursday, September 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Dyer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dyer was in 1923 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dyer: Your name in reverse order is Reyd. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryed. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dyer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,170 people with the last name Dyer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dyer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Dyer as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.