Dier Family History

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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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Dier Family Origin

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Dier Family Occupations

What did your Dier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dier. A less common occupation for the Dier family was Keeping House. The most common Dier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Dier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Dier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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.

Search 1940's US census records for Dier

Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Dier Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dier 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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