Pier Family History

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Pier Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named near Düren (Lower Rhine). nickname from Middle Low German pir(-as) ‘earthworm’.

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

Similar surnames: Zier, Spier, Mier, Bier, Piker, Dier, Gier, Piner, Piper, Lier

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Pier Family Origin

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Pier Family Occupations

What did your Pier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pier. The most common Pier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Pier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pier family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Pier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Pier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pier. 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 Pier. For the veterans among your Pier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pier Life Expectancy

What is the average Pier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pier in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pier 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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