Hiers Family History

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Hiers Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a grower or seller of millet, Middle Dutch hirse.

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

Similar surnames: Diers, Miers, Dier, Hees, Lier, Bies, Piers, Hier, Thiers, Siers

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Hiers Family Origin

Where is the Hiers family from?

Hiers Family Occupations

What did your Hiers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hiers family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hiers. The most common Hiers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Hiers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Cooper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hiers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hiers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hiers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 526 immigration records available for the last name Hiers. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hiers. For the veterans among your Hiers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hiers Life Expectancy

What is the average Hiers lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hiers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hiers in 1949 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hiers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hiers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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