Gier Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German gir ‘greedy’, ‘rapacious’. North German: Low German form of Geyer.

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


Similar surnames: Bier, Nier, Dier, Zier, Gaier, Pier, Piper, Gies, Fier, Piker

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Gier Family Origin

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Gier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Gier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gier family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gier.

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Gier Historical Records

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Gier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Gier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gier in 1943 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gier

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