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Guier Family History

Guier Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Geier. Possibly an altered spelling of French Guyet, from a pet form of Guy.

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

Similar surnames: Guyer, Guider, Guiler, Guire, Gunner, Gaver, Gaier, Guiher, Gier

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Where is the Guier family from?

You can see how Guier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Guier families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Guier's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Guier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guier. 49% of Guier men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Guier women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guier 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
  • Nurse
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Guier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guier 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 430 immigration records available for the last name Guier. 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 590 military records available for the last name Guier. For the veterans among your Guier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Guier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Guier in 1941 was 108, and 86 in 2004.

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