Laier Family History

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Laier Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Hilaire, Latin Hilarius (see Hillary). German: topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from an agent noun derived from lai ‘wood’ (see Laich).

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


Similar surnames: Lier, Lanier, Lazer, Laver, Leier, Laber, Laker, Layer, Hayer, Lader

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Laier Family Origin

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Laier Family Occupations

What did your Laier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laier. The most common Laier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Laier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Laier family was Musician.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Butcher

    14%
  • Musician

    14%

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

Laier Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Laier Life Expectancy

What is the average Laier lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Laier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Laier in 1956 was 56, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laier 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.

Famous Laier Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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