Wier Family History

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Wier Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Wigheri, composed of the elements wig ‘battle’ + heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Swier, Lier, Hier, Nier, Dier, Bier, Wider, Wien, Zier, Pier

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Wier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

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Wier Family Origin

Where is the Wier family from?

Wier Family Occupations

What did your Wier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wier family was Architect. The most common Wier occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Wier's were Farmers. Farmer, Bricklayer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wier.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Bricklayer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Architect

    2%

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

Wier Historical Records

What Wier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Wier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wier 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wier. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wier. For the veterans among your Wier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wier Life Expectancy

What is the average Wier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wier in 1943 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wier 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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