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Gier Family History

Gier Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German gir ‘greedy rapacious’. North German: variant of Geyer . German: from a short form of a personal name based on the ancient German element gēr ‘spear lance’ for example Gerhardt .

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

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

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Where is the Gier family from?

You can see how Gier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Gier families living in Alberta. This was about 76% of all the recorded Gier's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Gier families in 1911.
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What did your Gier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gier. 100% of Gier men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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