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Surname Saturday: Dyer

01 May 2010

The Surname DYER is early medieval English in origin. It has been written as Dyer, Dwyer and Dyre. The Dyer surname follows the occupation tradition of surnames; being for someone who changes the color(dyes) of something, usually cloth.

The Dyer's in my family include: Adeline Dyer. She was born March, 1838 in New York, United States. She married Samuel Stillman Glover (Jr.) on 2 Aug 1857 in Lenawee County, Michigan.

Adeline is the daughter of William G. Dyer and Mary Ann Swallow. William G. Dyer was born 8 February 1814 in New York, USA. He died 8 May 1875 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan. William can be found in the 1850 U.S. Federal Census living in Cazenovia, Madison, New York.

William is another brick wall in my research. I haven't found Williams parents or where he was born in New York.

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