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Zier Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle High German zier ‘beautiful lovely’. habitational name from a place so named near Düren.

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

Similar surnames: Pier, Mier, Bier, Zeier, Dier, Gier, Lier, Zuber, Eder, Nier

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Where is the Zier family from?

You can see how Zier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zier family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Zier families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Zier's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Zier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zier. 21% of Zier men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Zier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zier were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zier 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 727 immigration records available for the last name Zier. 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 Zier. For the veterans among your Zier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Zier in 1944 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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