Shier Name Meaning

English and Irish (County Limerick): variant of Shire. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a Talmudic teacher, from Yiddish shier ‘lesson of the Talmud’. Americanized spelling of German Schier.

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


Similar surnames: Spier, Shirer, Sher, Stier, Shaer, Shimer, Speer, Shiver, Sheer

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Shier Family Origin

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Shier Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%
  • Assistant Deer Keeper (Game)

    3%
  • Carman

    3%

In 1881, Labourer, Ag Labourer and Assistant Deer Keeper (Game) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shier. A less common occupation for the Shier family was Carman. The most common Shier occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Shier's were Labourers.

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Shier Historical Records

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Shier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Shier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shier in 1953 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shier

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