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Meier Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Meyer . The German surname in this form is also found in some other European countries e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer ). Danish: occupational name from meiere ‘reaper harvester’. English: variant of Mayer .

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

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

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Where is the Meier family from?

You can see how Meier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 90 Meier families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Meier's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Meier families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Meier. 59% of Meier 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
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
  • Childrens Nurse
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Census Records

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Meier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meier 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 81,000 immigration records available for the last name Meier. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Meier. For the veterans among your Meier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meier lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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