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Wier Surname Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wigheri composed of the elements wīg ‘battle’ + heri ‘army’. Dutch and West Frisian (Van der Wier or Van de Wier): topographic name from Middle Dutch wier(de) ‘artificial dwelling mound’ used as a second element in several Frisian placenames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Wier family from?

You can see how Wier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Wier families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Wier's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wier families in 1891.
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What did your Wier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayers Labourer (heavy Work) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wier. 25% of Wier men worked as a Bricklayers Labourer (heavy Work) and 95% of Wier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wier were General Labourer and Shorthand Typist. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayers Labourer (heavy Work)
  • Incapacitated
  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shorthand Typist
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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