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Subject: [THAYER] Re: Provenance of Thayer Surname
Date: 28 Sep 2002 07:33:31 -0600
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Surnames: Thayer, Webb, Brede, Theyere, Thompson, Hagan, Long. Pippin
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Hello. I am also at the beginning of the search. I have been under the assumption that "Thayer" was an English name and have begun searching that area. I was surprised to see your note regarding the French link to Lorraine. My elderly aunts swear the name originates from the Metz-Lorraine area of France, but I don't even know if this location exists. They also swear the correct spelling of the name is "Theyere". However, until your post, I thought they were all three nuts. If you come across anything, would you mind getting in touch with me? Chances are, at that point, we'll have a lineage link.
A little info that I have: my great grandfather was Regis Theyere from Metz-Lorraine (married Edith Hagan Webb--married two more times and had two more sets of children.). His eldest son-mygrandfather-was Alfred Regis Thayer b 6/10/1899 Bowling Green, KY d 7/15/1970 Reseda, Ca (Alias: James Regis Long--name used after being blacklisted by the Detroit unions. He enlisted into the army during WWII as a single man under 40, went to England (and fathered a son who was, supposedly, part of the RAF--although I haven't been able to verify this). He worked as a Mechanic, Mover, and Fruit Picker. He married Florence Mae Brede of Rochester, NY (b 12/24/1896 d 1979 in Garden City, Mi). They had eight children).
His other son was Albert Andrew Thayer (d1985-no escendants).
The daughter was Georgia Katherine Thayer (d 1968). She had children and was married to a "Thompson" but I do not have any other info.
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