Meier Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak (Majer), and Polish: status name for a tenant farmer, steward, overseer, or village headman, a variant spelling of German Meyer 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer 2). Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper’, ‘harvester’.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Maier, Heier, Geier, Mier, Zeier, Beier, Meer, Neier, Spier

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Meier Family Origin

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Meier Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    30%
  • Factory Hand

    10%
  • Farmar

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%

In 1881, the most common Meier occupation in Canada was Going To School. 30% of Meier's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Meier family was Farmer. Going To School, Factory Hand and Farmar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meier.

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Meier Historical Records

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Meier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Meier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meier in 1942 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meier

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