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Lier Surname Meaning

North German: variant of Lüer (see Luer ). German: possibly a topographic name formed with the element lir ‘swamp bog’ or a habitational name from Lier named with this word. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with the indefinite plural form of Li 1 Flemish and Dutch (Van Lier): habitational name for someone from Lier in the Belgian province of Antwerp or from De Lier in the South Holland province. English: occupational name for a bookbinder from Anglo-Norman French liur. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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

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Where is the Lier family from?

You can see how Lier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Lier families living in Cambridgeshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lier's in United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Lier families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Lier. 100% of Lier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 4,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 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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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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