Knier Family History

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Knier Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Knürr or Knorr (see Knorr).

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


Similar surnames: Kneer, Kniep, Nier, Knief, Kinder, Keer, Kier, Kien, Knarr, Knies

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Knier Family Origin

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Knier Family Occupations

What did your Knier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knier occupation in the USA was Farm. 14% of Knier's were Farms. A less common occupation for the Knier family was Iron Moulder. Farm, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knier.

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  • Farm

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Iron Moulder

    14%

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

Knier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knier 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Knier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Knier. For the veterans among your Knier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knier Life Expectancy

What is the average Knier lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Knier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knier in 1960 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knier 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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