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Dier Family History

Dier Name Meaning
English: variant of Dyer.Dutch: reduced form of the French personal name Didier.South German: from Middle High German dier ‘wild animal’, ‘game’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a hunter, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by a sign depicting a deer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

45,805 Historical Documents with Dier on Ancestry.com
14,928 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,020 Military Records
1,217 Immigration Records
7,340 Census and Voter Lists
15,300 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dier Families

  • Number of Dier families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dier families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dier families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dier census records

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Dier Family Origin

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Dier Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Dier

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Dier Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dier census records

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Dier Civil War Service Records

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