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Mier Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a village in Cantabria so named from mies ‘ripe grain harvest time’ (from Latin messis aestiva ‘summer harvest’). English: variant of Myer . North German and West Frisian: variant of Meer ‘lake’.

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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Where is the Mier family from?

You can see how Mier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Mier families living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mier's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mier. 26% of Mier men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mier women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mier were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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