Pier Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named near Düren (Lower Rhine). nickname from Middle Low German pir(-as) ‘earthworm’.

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


Similar surnames: Zier, Spier, Mier, Bier, Piker, Dier, Gier, Piner, Piper, Lier

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Pier Family Origin

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Pier Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Engine Driver Iron Wks

    11%
  • Grocers Foreman

    11%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Pier family was Grocers Foreman. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Engine Driver Iron Wks were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pier. The most common Pier occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Pier's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Pier Historical Records

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Pier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Pier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pier in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pier

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