Nier Family History

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Nier Name Meaning

South German: contracted form of Nieder. German: from the personal name Nithart (see Neidhart). German: variant of Neer (see Neher). Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan: nickname from Occitan nier ‘black’ (from Latin niger).

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Dier, Lier, Hier, Gier, Neer, Mier, Nies, Fier, Neier

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Nier Family Origin

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Nier Family Occupations

What did your Nier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nier family was Builder. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nier. The most common Nier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Nier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Builder


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

Nier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nier 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Nier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nier. For the veterans among your Nier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nier Life Expectancy

What is the average Nier lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nier in 1958 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nier 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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