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Ayer Name Study Sources

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Ayer Name Study Project

Study Coordinator: Warren Ayer
Study Category: Ayer_Name_Study - see category page at Ayer Name Study Category Page
Study Project Page: Ayer Name Study Project Page
Study G2G Tag: Ayer_Name_Study
Study Team: Ayer_Name_Study_Team
Study Members Page: Ayer Name Study Members
Study Tasks: Ayer Name Study Tasks

Ayer Name Variations

The Ayer surname has a great many variations occurring in the records. John Kimball Graves reported finding as many as 53 variations in his research in New England records. These variations include: Aaire, Aars, Aers, Ahheayrs, Ahheire, Aier, Aiere, Aiers, Air, Aire, Aires, Airs, Ares, Aries, Aris, Ayar, Ayars, Aye, Ayeres, Ayer, Ayers, Ayhaire, Ayr, Ayre, Ayres, Ayris, Ayrs, Eaire, Eairs, Eare, Eares, Eayer, Eayers, Eayr, Eayre, Eier, Eires, Eyer, Eyers, Eyr, Eyre, Eyres, Eyrs, Hairs, Hares, Hayers, Heires, Heirs, Layre, Le Eir, Le Eyr, LeEyre, LeHeyr, Le Heyer and in some rare cases Oyer, where it has clearly been used as a variant of one of the other above variants.

Ayer Name Study Profile Sources

Below find a list of sources that Ayer Name Study researchers have found useful in researching various branches of the family.
If you know of a source of genealogical information for one of the families covered by the Ayer Name Study, please:
  1. Create a Free-Space Source Page (see example Treman) for the source complete with:
    1. Title, Author, Publisher, Date
    2. Category of "Source" for page - use code [[Category: Sources by Name]]
    3. Where it can be found, including links to digital versions if available
    4. Tags for key surnames covered in the source
    5. Notes about the scope of what is covered in the source
    6. What Links Here code - * [[Special:Whatlinkshere/Space:Source Page Title|WikiTree Profiles that use this source]] and
    7. Sample citations that can be copied and pasted.
  2. List that Source below in the appropriate section with a link to the Free-Space Source page, and
  3. Make sure that every profile that cites that sources links back to the same Free-Space Source Page so that future researchers will have one more tool to expand their own family trees.

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Location Sources with Ayer Genealogy

New England


  • Preston (now Griswold), Connecticut - Early Marriage Records - 1720 - 1799 (These records were part of those taken from the books at Congregational Church Parishes throughout the state of Connecticut, from the years 1630 to 1800. Compiled by, Frederic W. Bailey "Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800". 1896-1906.) [10]
  • Preston, Connecticut - Transcription of Ayer listings in Preston (now Griswold), Connectiuct records - Preston, CT - Ayer Listings
  • Griswold, Connecticut Church Early Records (Admissions, Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages) [11]





New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York / New Amsterdam

North Carolina



Rhode Island

South Carolina





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