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Zier Family History

Zier Name Meaning
nickname from Middle High German zier ‘beautiful’, ‘lovely’.habitational name from a place so named near Düren.

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

24,921 Historical Documents with Zier on Ancestry.com
8,930 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,669 Military Records
656 Immigration Records
3,470 Census and Voter Lists
9,196 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Zier Families

  • Number of Zier families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zier last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zier last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Zier census records

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Zier Family Origin

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Zier Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Zier

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Zier Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Zier census records

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Zier Civil War Service Records

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