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