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Fier Family History

Fier Surname Meaning

German: topographic name from the field name In den Vieren near Melle Hanover from Middle Low German vēr ‘four’ referring to a division in the land or fields.

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


Similar surnames: Lier, Dier, Bier, Nier, Filer, Gier, Hier, Zier, Finer, Mier

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Where is the Fier family from?

You can see how Fier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Fier families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fier. 30% of Fier men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Fier women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fier were Grocer and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Grocer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Dressmaker
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fier 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Fier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fier. For the veterans among your Fier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Fier in 1951 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

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