Meier Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish: status name for a tenant farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of German Meyer 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2). Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Maier, Heier, Geier, Mier, Zeier, Beier, Meer, Neier, Spier

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Meier Family Origin

Where is the Meier family from?

SHOW MORE

Meier Family Occupations

What did your Meier ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Meier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Sugar Baker

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • ... Dresser

    7%
  • Annuitant

    7%

In 1881, sugar Baker, Tailor and ... Dresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meier. A less common occupation for the Meier family was Annuitant. The most common Meier occupation in the UK was Sugar Baker. 13% of Meier's were Sugar Bakers.

Source: Census data for Meier | Data not to scale

Meier Historical Records

What Meier family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Meier ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Meier

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Meier Life Expectancy

What is the average Meier lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meier 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Meier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meier in 1942 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meier

Famous Meier Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name