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Origins Available: German-Alt, German


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.

Mier Early Origins



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.

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Mier Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mier Early History


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Mier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mier research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1743 and 1753 are included under the topic Early Mier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Mier, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1618 and 1718

Mier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharina Mier, who arrived in New York in 1710
  • Jacob Mier, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Gesper Mier, who landed in Maryland in 1743
  • Valentine Mier, who arrived in Maryland in 1752
  • Matts Mier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Mier, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1819
  • D Mier, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • Antonio Mier, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • A Mier, aged 33, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Andrew Mier, who settled in Ohio in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mier (post 1700)



  • Samuel Mier, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Somerset County, (1881-1882)
  • M. J. Mier, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Santa Marta, 1884
  • A. B. Mier, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • Hiram Ricardo Mier Alanís (b. 1989), Mexican footballer
  • Henry Matías Mier Codina (b. 1990), Uruguayan footballer

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Mier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2016 at 08:04.

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