Gier Family History

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Gier Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German gir ‘greedy’, ‘rapacious’. North German: Low German form of Geyer.

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Nier, Dier, Zier, Gaier, Pier, Piper, Gies, Fier, Piker

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Gier Family Origin

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Gier Family Occupations

What did your Gier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gier.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gier. For the veterans among your Gier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gier Life Expectancy

What is the average Gier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gier in 1943 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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