Dier Name Meaning

English: variant of Dyer. Dutch: reduced form of the French personal name Didier. South German: from Middle High German dier ‘wild animal’, ‘game’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a hunter, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by a sign depicting a deer.

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


Similar surnames: Bier, Lier, Mier, Duer, Nier, Dyer, Deer, Dies, Eber, Tier

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Dier Family Origin

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Dier Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Veterinary Surgeon

    25%
  • Hous Carpenter

    8%
  • House Painter

    8%

In 1881, Carpenter, Veterinary Surgeon and Hous Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dier. The most common Dier occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 25% of Dier's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Dier family was House Painter.

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Dier Historical Records

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Dier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Dier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dier in 1952 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dier

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