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Kier Name Meaning

Austrian: occupational name for a cowherd, Chüyger in the Tyrolean dialect, from Kühe ‘cows’ (plural of Kuh) + -er suffix of agent nouns. English and Scottish: possibly a variant spelling of Kear.

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


Similar surnames: Keer, Lier, Bier, Kiel, Kiper, Mier, Dier, Kiker, Kiner, Tier

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Where is the Kier family from?

You can see how Kier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 56 Kier families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Kier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kier. 75% of Kier 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
    75%
  • Carpenter
    25%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kier 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Kier. 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 Kier. For the veterans among your Kier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kier in 1953 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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