Lier Family History
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Lier Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a bookbinder, from Anglo-Norman French liur. English: possibly a topographic name (recorded in 1332 as le Lyghere) for someone who lived in a woodland clearing, from a derivative of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. German: short form of a Germanic personal name formed with liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + hari ‘army’. German: possibly a topographic name formed with the element lir ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or a habitational name from Lier, named with this word. Dutch: habitational name from Lier, in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the indefinite plural form of li ‘mountain slope’, ‘hillside’ (see Li 4).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press