Bier Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German bier ‘beer’, German Bier, Yiddish bir, a metonymic occupational name for a brewer of beer or a tavern owner, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for a beer drinker. South German: from the short form of a personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’. Northern English and Scottish: variant of Byers.

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


Similar surnames: Baer, Beer, Dier, Bien, Lier, Bick, Nier, Brier, Bierl, Gier

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Bier Family Origin

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Bier Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Servant

    25%
  • Wool Worker

    25%

In 1881, Baker, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bier. The most common Bier occupation in Canada was Baker. 25% of Bier's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Bier family was Wool Worker.

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Bier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Bier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bier in 1948 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bier

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