Kier Family History

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Kier Name Meaning

Austrian: occupational name for a cowherd, Chüyger in the Tyrolean dialect, from Kühe ‘cows’ (plural of Kuh) + -er suffix of agent nouns. English and Scottish: possibly a variant spelling of Kear.

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

Similar surnames: Keer, Lier, Bier, Kiel, Kiper, Mier, Dier, Kiker, Kiner, Tier

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Kier Family Origin

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Kier Family Occupations

What did your Kier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kier family was Doctor. The most common Kier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Kier's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kier.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Doctor


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

Kier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kier 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Kier. 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 Kier. For the veterans among your Kier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kier Life Expectancy

What is the average Kier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kier in 1953 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kier 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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