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Meier Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish: status name for a tenant farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of German Meyer 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2). Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Maier, Heier, Geier, Mier, Zeier, Beier, Meer, Neier, Spier

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Meier Family Origin

Where is the Meier family from?

Meier Family Occupations

What did your Meier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meier family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meier. The most common Meier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Meier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

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

Meier Historical Records

What Meier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Meier

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Meier. 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 Meier. For the veterans among your Meier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meier Life Expectancy

What is the average Meier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Meier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meier in 1942 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meier 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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