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Pier Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Düren (Lower Rhine). German: nickname from Middle Low German pīr(-ās) ‘earthworm’. English: variant of Pear 1- Dutch (mainly Groningen): from the Frisian personal name Pier a pet form of Petrus .

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

Similar surnames: Zier, Spier, Mier, Bier, Piker, Dier, Gier, Piner, Piper, Lier

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Where is the Pier family from?

You can see how Pier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Pier families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Pier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pier families in 1911.
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What did your Pier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Pier. 100% of Pier 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 16,000 census records available for the last name Pier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pier 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pier. 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 Pier. For the veterans among your Pier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pier in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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