Greer Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier.

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


Similar surnames: Grear, Greear, Speer, Creer, Breer, Grier, Green, Teer, Greber, Reder

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Greer Family Origin

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Greer Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greer. A less common occupation for the Greer family was Annuitant. The most common Greer occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Greer's were Coal Miners.

Source: Census data for Greer | Data not to scale

Greer Historical Records

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Greer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Greer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Greer in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greer

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