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

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Meier Family Occupations

What did your Meier ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

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Meier Historical Records

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Meier Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

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