Mier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Mier is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a mayor, or elected head of the community. The name stems from the German word "meier," meaning mayor.
Early Origins of the Mier family
The surname Mier was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Mier family
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Mier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Meier, Meierr, Meieres, Meiers, Meierr, Meierrs, Meierres, Meeier, Mire, Mier, Miere and many more.
Early Notables of the Mier family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Mier is the 7,950th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Mier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Mier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper Paratus
Motto Translation: Always prepared.