Geier Name Meaning

German: see Geyer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish geyer ‘peddler’ (a derivative of geyn ‘to go’) or in some cases perhaps an unflattering name from German Geier ‘vulture’, as in 1, bestowed by non-Jewish government officials in central Europe at the time when surnames became compulsory.

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


Similar surnames: Neier, Meier, Geiger, Gaier, Heier, Zeier, Geyer, Geter, Geiser

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Geier Family Origin

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Geier Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Tailor

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Geier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Geier's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geier. A less common occupation for the Geier family was Tailor.

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Geier Historical Records

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Geier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Geier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Geier in 1954 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geier

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