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Trier Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Trier on the Mosel, named in Latin as Augusta Treverorum ‘city of Augustus among the Treveri’, a Celtic tribal name of uncertain etymology. Compare Dreyfuss. Dutch: habitational name from a place so called in Poppel in Antwerp province.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Priem, Krier, Stier, Trim, Bruer, Prior, Geier, Kriger, Frier

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Where is the Trier family from?

You can see how Trier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Trier family living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Trier's in the USA. Louisiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Trier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trier. 20% of Trier men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Trier women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trier were Manager 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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Trier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Trier. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Trier. For the veterans among your Trier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Trier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Trier in 1963 was 79, and 81 in 2004.

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