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Hier Family History

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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Where is the Hier family from?

You can see how Hier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Hier families living in New Jersey. This was about 27% of all the recorded Hier's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Hier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hier. 23% of Hier men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Hier women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hier were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hier 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Hier. 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 65,000 military records available for the last name Hier. For the veterans among your Hier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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