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Lier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bookbinder, from Anglo-Norman French liur. English: possibly a topographic name (recorded in 1332 as le Lyghere) for someone who lived in a woodland clearing, from a derivative of Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’. German: short form of a Germanic personal name formed with liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + hari ‘army’. German: possibly a topographic name formed with the element lir ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, or a habitational name from Lier, named with this word. Dutch: habitational name from Lier, in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the indefinite plural form of li ‘mountain slope’, ‘hillside’ (see Li 4).

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


Similar surnames: Lien, Leer, Dier, Mier, Bier, Lie, Lieb, Laier, Lies, Leier

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Lier Family Origin

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Lier Family Occupations

What did your Lier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Lier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lier family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lier.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Lier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lier 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 Lier. 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 Lier. For the veterans among your Lier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lier Life Expectancy

What is the average Lier lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Lier in 1957 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lier 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.

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