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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


Similar surnames: Bier, Lier, Mier, Duer, Nier, Dyer, Deer, Dies, Eber, Tier

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Where is the Dier family from?

You can see how Dier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Dier families living in Tennessee. This was about 35% of all the recorded Dier's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Dier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dier. 23% of Dier men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Dier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dier were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Telephone Operator
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dier. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Dier. For the veterans among your Dier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dier in 1952 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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