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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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Where is the Geier family from?

You can see how Geier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Geier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Geier families living in Ohio. This was about 60% of all the recorded Geier's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Geier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Geier. 16% of Geier men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Geier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geier were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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