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Mier Surname Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a village in Cantabria so named from mies ‘ripe grain harvest time’ (from Latin messis aestiva ‘summer harvest’). English: variant of Myer . North German and West Frisian: variant of Meer ‘lake’.

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Mies, Miers, Dier, Meer, Meier, Bier, Myer, Nier, Pier

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Where is the Mier family from?

You can see how Mier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Mier families living in Manitoba. This was about 48% of all the recorded Mier's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Mier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mier. 100% of Mier 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 15,000 census records available for the last name Mier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mier 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mier. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mier. For the veterans among your Mier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Mier in 1950 was 19, and 68 in 2004.

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