Thayer name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thayer

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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of a number of towns in English-speaking countries

Notable Persons Named Thayer

Notable Persons Named Thayer

Thayer David

He was most active from 1950 to 1978. Thayer was given the name David Thayer Hersey on March 4th, 1927 in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S. He left this life on July 17th, 1978.

Thayer Sarrano

Thayer Sarrano is a shoegazing, psychedelic folk, and southern rock musician and singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals, guitar, pedal steel, piano, organ, mellotron, keyboards, Pedal steel guitar, Organ (music), and Keyboard instrument. She was most prominent from 2007 to present.

Thayer Melvin

Thayer Melvin is a Circuit Judge for the First Judicial District, and 4th Attorney General of West Virginia. His military service ended in 1865. Thayer was born on November 15th, 1835 in Fairview, Brooke County, Virginia.

Thayer Hobson

Thayer was given the name Francis Thayer Hobson on September 4th, 1897 in Denver. He died on October 19th, 1967.

Thayer Verschoor

Thayer Verschoor is a Senate Leader of the Arizona Republican Party and Senate Leaderof theArizona Republican Party.

Thayer Scudder

Thayer Scudder is an anthropologist. Thayer was born in 1930.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Thayer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Thayer

Tommy Thayer

Tommy Thayer is a heavy metal music and hard rock musician. He was most active from 1978 to present. Tommy was born on November 7th, 1960 in Portland, Oregon, US.

Maria Thayer

Maria Thayer is an actress and comedian. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Maria was born on October 30th, 1975 in Boring, Oregon, United States.

Jack Thayer

Jack was given the name John Borland Thayer III on December 24th, 1894 in Philadelphia, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 20th, 1945.

Sylvanus Thayer

Sylvanus Thayer is a military person. His military service ended in 1863.

Abbott Handerson Thayer

Abbott Handerson Thayer was an artist in the fields of painting and camouflage. Abbott was born on August 12th, 1849 in Boston. He left this life on May 29th, 1921.

John Thayer

John was born on April 21st, 1862 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 1912.

  • Marian Thayer
  • Ernest Thayer
  • Tom Thayer
    Football Player
  • Nate Thayer
  • Alexander Wheelock Thayer
  • Eli Thayer
  • John Milton Thayer
  • James Bradley Thayer
    American Legal Scholar
  • Donnette Thayer
  • Dale Thayer
    Baseball Player
  • John Randolph Thayer
  • John Alden Thayer
  • Harry Irving Thayer
  • Nathaniel Thayer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thayer U.S.
  White 93.07% 64.26%
  African American 0.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thayer

People with the last name Thayer are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Thayer

  • How Popular is the name Thayer? Thayer is the 9,137th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thayer was the 2,186th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thayer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,316 babies born with the first name Thayer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thayer to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thayer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thayer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thayer is Wednesday, December 19th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Thayer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thayer was in 2014 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Thayer Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thayer is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arkansas have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Thayer: The name spelled backwards is Reyaht. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yhtear. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thayer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,625 people with the last name Thayer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thayer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Thayer as their last name.
  • Thayer name meaning

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