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Beier Family History

Beier Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Bayer.

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

Similar surnames: Meier, Beyer, Bier, Baier, Beder, Breier, Reier, Beger, Neier, Zeier

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Where is the Beier family from?

You can see how Beier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Beier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 85 Beier families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Beier's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beier. 23% of Beier men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Beier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beier were Machinist and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Proprietor
  • Bookkeeper
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What Beier family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Beier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Beier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Beier. For the veterans among your Beier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beier lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Beier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beier in 1949 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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