Blier Family History

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Blier Name Meaning

French: reduced form of Belier, a nickname for a powerful, forceful person, from bélier ‘ram’, ‘battering ram’. South German: variant of Bleier.

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Brier, Plier, Lier, Nier, Boller, Baier, Beier, Flier, Brief

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Blier Family Origin

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Blier Family Occupations

What did your Blier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Blier occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Blier's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Blier family was Huckster. Keeping House, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blier.

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  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Huckster


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Blier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Blier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Blier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 489 immigration records available for the last name Blier. 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 Card

There are 337 military records available for the last name Blier. For the veterans among your Blier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blier Life Expectancy

What is the average Blier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Blier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Blier in 1954 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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