Hier Name Meaning

Welsh: descriptive nickname from Welsh hir ‘long’, ‘tall’. South German: from a rare Germanic personal name composed with the unexplained element hir, possibly related to Old Saxon heru ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Lier, Bier, Heer, Wier, Nier, Dier, Heier, Hieb, Hiner, Zier

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Hier Family Origin

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Hier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Hier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Hier's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hier. A less common occupation for the Hier family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Hier | Data not to scale

Hier Historical Records

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Hier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Hier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hier in 1952 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hier

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