Wier Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wigheri, composed of the elements wig ‘battle’ + heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Swier, Lier, Hier, Nier, Dier, Bier, Wider, Wien, Zier, Pier

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Wier Family Origin

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Wier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Hand

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wier. A less common occupation for the Wier family was Farm Hand. The most common Wier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wier's were Farmers.

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Wier Historical Records

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Wier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Wier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wier in 1943 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wier

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