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! — 26 Comments

  1. Hi my name is Michael Hedman my fathers name is tom Thayer and I be leave they are out of mass. I was also told that mt great Great grandfather or Uncle but I think grandfather was sylvanus Thayer the first dean at West Point military academy the resemblance between the males on my fathers side with Sylvanus is uncanny lol. I would like to find out more information about my family. I was also told the we have American Indian mixed in irikoy and or nick nack I was just curious if anybody could verify? If anybody could help it would be appreciated.

  2. Hi there, my name is Pavel and I’m trying to find the family of a Mary Thayer, who lived in Torrance, Californa. She was around her 60’s in the mid 1970’s, but I’m not sure when she passed away.

  3. Hi everybody , my name ´s Sonia Ben Thayer and i live in Tunisia. I would love to know if my family have roots in the Thayer’s family living in U.S.A.

  4. Hello, my great grandfather was James A Thayer and married Elizabeth Wallace.My grandmother was Eva Dell Thayer (Della, Eva and married Alexander Allen and then George Keen and died in Sacramento Ca. I know they resided in a few towns in Wisconsin. Please if anyone has any information let me know. I have exhausted all resources and found one article.

  5. Hi my name is Thayer Schroeder grandson to Joseph Thayer and son of Carol Thayer. I remember as a child meeting with the Braintree Historical Society for some reason and having my picture taken. Are we related to Spencer Thayer of Superdelegate Hit List fame?

  6. Hello, David Thayer here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Don’t know much about my Dad’s side of the family, the Thayers except they were from Illinois. The other giveaway is that if you look at a picture of Jack Thayer, the Titanic survivor it is like looking at a picture of my Dad when he was young, especially the identical big floppy EARS!!!!!!!

  7. Good morning Thayers!
    My name is Jay Thayer, I am the son of John F Thayer, and grandson of Jean Thayer. The only trace of my ancestors that is definitive beyond that is a small hymnal and rosery that was passed down and over 150 years old. The hymnal has an encryption that reads, ” K. Domelly to Ralph McCaffery 22/82″ The book was published in 1869 and my grandfather never explained the relationship of those names to us. If anyone has any information on them it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
    Jay Thayer

  8. My ggrandmother was Emma J Cronk Her mother was Frances E Thayer daughter of Lyman Thayer. 1783-1849. I have traced back to Ferdinando Thayer 7thgg, and further, but want to verify my findings. Any suggestions

    • Hello Evelyn, I do have your Thayer family in my files. I am Patricia Thayer Muno, Family Historian for the Thayer Families Association. I can help you verify your records. Please contact me at and put “THAYER” in the subject heading. I will get back to you ASAP.

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