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Nier Name Meaning

South German: contracted form of Nieder. German: from the personal name Nithart (see Neidhart). German: variant of Neer (see Neher). Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan: nickname from Occitan nier ‘black’ (from Latin niger).

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


Similar surnames: Bier, Dier, Lier, Hier, Gier, Neer, Mier, Nies, Fier, Neier

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Where is the Nier family from?

You can see how Nier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Nier families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Nier's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nier. 32% of Nier men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Nier women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nier were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Salesgirl
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nier 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Nier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nier. For the veterans among your Nier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nier in 1958 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

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