Bier Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bier name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bier Family Origin

Where is the Bier family from?

Bier Family Occupations

What did your Bier ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Wool Worker


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

Bier Historical Records

What Bier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bier 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bier. For the veterans among your Bier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bier Life Expectancy

What is the average Bier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bier 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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