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

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

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Farming

    16%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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Dier Historical Records

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Dier Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, 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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