Knier Family History

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Knier Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Knürr or Knorr (see Knorr).

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

Similar surnames: Kneer, Kniep, Nier, Knief, Kinder, Keer, Kier, Kien, Knarr, Knies

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Knier Family Origin

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Knier Family Occupations

What did your Knier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knier. 29% of Knier men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Knier women worked as a Farm Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knier were Salesman and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Labor
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady

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

Knier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Knier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knier 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Knier. 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 407 military records available for the last name Knier. For the veterans among your Knier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knier Life Expectancy

What is the average Knier lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Knier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knier in 1960 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knier 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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