Geier Family History

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Geier Name Meaning

German: see Geyer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish geyer ‘peddler’ (a derivative of geyn ‘to go’) or in some cases perhaps an unflattering name from German Geier ‘vulture’, as in 1, bestowed by non-Jewish government officials in central Europe at the time when surnames became compulsory.

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

Similar surnames: Neier, Meier, Geiger, Gaier, Heier, Zeier, Geyer, Geter, Geiser

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Geier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Geier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Geier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Geier Family Origin

Where is the Geier family from?

Geier Family Occupations

What did your Geier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Geier family was Tailor. The most common Geier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Geier's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geier.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Geier Historical Records

What Geier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Geier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geier 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Geier. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Geier. For the veterans among your Geier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geier Life Expectancy

What is the average Geier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Geier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Geier in 1954 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geier 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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