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Stier Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Dutch stier, German Stier ‘bull’, ‘bullock’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way or a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended cattle.

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

Similar surnames: Steer, Spier, Speer, Stief, Stieg, Shier, Stober, Styer, Stiel

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Where is the Stier family from?

You can see how Stier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Stier families living in Maryland. This was about 42% of all the recorded Stier's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Stier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stier. 14% of Stier men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Stier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stier were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Stier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stier 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stier. 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 Stier. For the veterans among your Stier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stier lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stier in 1945 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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