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 1881, the most common Gier occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Gier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Gier Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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