Mier Family History

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Mier Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Myer. Spanish: habitational name from a village in Santander province, so named from mies ‘ripe grain’, ‘harvest time’ (Latin messis aestiva ‘summer harvest’). Dutch: nickname from mier ‘ant’; perhaps denoting an industrious person. Dutch and Belgian (van de Mier): topographic name from a Brabantine form of moere ‘bog’, ‘marsh’ (modern moeras), or a habitational name from Moere in West Flanders.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Mies, Miers, Dier, Meer, Meier, Bier, Myer, Nier, Pier

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Mier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


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Mier Family Origin

Where is the Mier family from?

Mier Family Occupations

What did your Mier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mier family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mier. The most common Mier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Mier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mier 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mier. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mier. For the veterans among your Mier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mier Life Expectancy

What is the average Mier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Mier in 1950 was 19, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mier 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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