Zier Family History

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Zier Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German zier ‘beautiful’, ‘lovely’. habitational name from a place so named near Düren.

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

Similar surnames: Pier, Mier, Bier, Zeier, Dier, Gier, Lier, Zuber, Eder, Nier

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Zier Family Origin

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Zier Family Occupations

What did your Zier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zier. The most common Zier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Zier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zier family was Boiler Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House

  • Boiler Maker


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

Zier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zier 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 727 immigration records available for the last name Zier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Zier. For the veterans among your Zier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zier Life Expectancy

What is the average Zier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Zier in 1944 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zier 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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