Hier Family History

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Hier Name Meaning

Welsh: descriptive nickname from Welsh hir ‘long’, ‘tall’. South German: from a rare Germanic personal name composed with the unexplained element hir, possibly related to Old Saxon heru ‘sword’.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Bier, Heer, Wier, Nier, Dier, Heier, Hieb, Hiner, Zier

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Hier Family Origin

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Hier Family Occupations

What did your Hier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hier. 6% of Hier men worked as a General Labourer and 60% of Hier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hier were Colliery Hewer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Coal Hewerbelow H W
  • Aero Engine Draughtsman
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hier Historical Records

What Hier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hier 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Hier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 65,000 military records available for the last name Hier. For the veterans among your Hier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hier Life Expectancy

What is the average Hier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hier in 1952 was 34, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hier 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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