Lier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bookbinder, from Anglo-Norman French liur. English: possibly a topographic name (recorded in 1332 as le Lyghere) for someone who lived in a woodland clearing, from a derivative of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. German: short form of a Germanic personal name formed with liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + hari ‘army’. German: possibly a topographic name formed with the element lir ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or a habitational name from Lier, named with this word. Dutch: habitational name from Lier, in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the indefinite plural form of li ‘mountain slope’, ‘hillside’ (see Li 4).

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


Similar surnames: Lien, Leer, Dier, Mier, Bier, Lie, Lieb, Laier, Lies, Leier

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Lier Family Origin

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Lier Family Occupations

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  • Mason

    25%
  • Nurce (S.M.)

    25%
  • Shipwright

    25%
  • Woollen Card Cleaner

    25%

In 1881, mason, Nurce (S.M.) and Shipwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lier. A less common occupation for the Lier family was Woollen Card Cleaner. The most common Lier occupation in the UK was Mason. 25% of Lier's were Masons.

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Lier Historical Records

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Lier Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Lier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lier in 1957 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lier

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