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Dier Name Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Dyer . South German: from Middle High German dier ‘wild animal game’; probably a metonymic occupational name for a hunter or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by a sign depicting such an animal.

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Lier, Mier, Duer, Nier, Dyer, Deer, Dies, Eber, Tier

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Where is the Dier family from?

You can see how Dier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 72 Dier families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Dier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dier families in 1911.
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What did your Dier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dier. 85% of Dier men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Dier women worked as a Nurse. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dier. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dier. For the veterans among your Dier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dier in 1952 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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