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Miers Family History

Miers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a variant spelling of Mayer 1. English: variant of Myers. Spanish: variant of Mier 2. Dutch: variant of Mier 3. Dutch (van der Miers): variant of Meers 2.

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


Similar surnames: Mier, Mies, Myers, Miars, Siers, Biers, Moers, Meers, Mers, Moors

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Where is the Miers family from?

You can see how Miers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Miers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Miers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Miers families living in Ohio. This was about 17% of all the recorded Miers's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Miers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Miers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Miers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Miers. 25% of Miers men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Miers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Miers were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Miers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Miers 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Miers. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Miers. For the veterans among your Miers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Miers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Miers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Miers in 1942 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

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