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Bier Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German bier ‘beer’ German Bier Yiddish bir a metonymic occupational name for a brewer of beer or a tavern owner or in some cases perhaps a nickname for a beer drinker. South German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’. Germanized form of Sorbian Běr: from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal name Běrisław (based on the Old Slavic imperative beri ‘collect’). English: variant of Byer . See also Byers .

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


Similar surnames: Baer, Beer, Dier, Bien, Lier, Bick, Nier, Brier, Bierl, Gier

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Where is the Bier family from?

You can see how Bier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Bier families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bier's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bier. 19% of Bier men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bier were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bier 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bier. 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 Bier. For the veterans among your Bier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bier in 1948 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

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