We invite you to embark on a journey tracing your family’s history. The Thayer Families Association was founded in 1991 and is the result of many dedicated Thayers as well as non-Thayers. Publication of a definitive, comprehensive Thayer genealogy was a stated goal of the TFA founders so that anyone could learn about their ancestry and the history of this truly remarkable surname. This enormous project is well underway with the publication of Volume VI – Descendants of Thomas Thayer, Immigrant to America 1637, Through his Son Ferdinando2 and His Grandsons Samuel3 & Josiah3 (Ferdinando2). Everyone in the Thayer Families Association welcomes you to the wonderful opportunity to meet your cousins! There is an enormous amount of information here and available through the TFA. Please browse through our site and feel free to contact us if you would like any further information. NOTE: When e-mailing, please mention you saw our site, thanks.PENTAX Image
The Speedwell was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. It carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There’s over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting

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Welcome to the Thayer Families Association Web Site! — 38 Comments

  1. Hello. My name is Talice L. Thayer Dickerson. I am the daughter of John T. Thayer (PA) and grand daughter of Jack Thayer (PA). The family “legend” was that two brothers came across and one stayed North while the other headed South and they stood on opposite sided during the Civil War. Can anyone give me more information to go on? I would like to see the link back to New England if possible.

  2. Hello my name is garrett thayer and i got brought here in search of finding the lineage of my last name, i was told we came over from wales england around the same time the mayflower was setting sail. I have done some research and found 3 familys in wales aroundthe same time that had the last name thayer my family also has a vible thats been around since the 1400s with a family tree and such but i have never personally seen it. If you have any info regarding the subject contact me at

  3. Hi everyone, I’m Barb Bonomini. My husband Daniel Bonomini is and grandchild of Paul Vincent Thayer of Ohio. His father Was Grover Cleveland Thayer andMOther was Marguerite Vincent. We have no proof further back than this and would love to communicate with the same family. Family lore stated that they are related to Sylvanus Thayer, but since he had no children (proven?) he would be an Uncle of some sort. I have some records that suggest that they come from Richard Thayer and Dorothy Pray (she was my 8th gr grandfather’s sister). Anyone with info on this line can contact me at

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