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The name Miers 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.

Miers Early Origins



The surname Miers 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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Miers Spelling Variations


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Miers 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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Miers Early History


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Miers Early History



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

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Miers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Miers 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:

Miers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Miers, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Anna Christina Miers, who came to Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Anna Juliana Miers, who came to Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Anna Maria I Miers, who arrived in Georgia sometime between 1733 and 1783
  • Peter Miers, who arrived in West New Jersey in 1764

Miers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Miers, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802
  • John Miers, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Thomas Miers, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • William Miers, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Anna Miers, aged 17, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Miers Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Adolphus Miers, who came to Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miers (post 1700)



  • Robert Walter Miers (1848-1930), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Harriet Ellan Miers (b. 1945), American lawyer and former White House Counsel
  • Earl Schenck Miers (1910-1972), American historian who wrote over 100 books
  • Robert Walter Miers (1848-1930), American Democrat politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1879; Circuit Judge in Indiana, 1885, 1890-96, 1914-20; Candidate for Secretary of State of Indiana, 1886, 1888
  • Morgan Miers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964
  • J. S. Miers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1900
  • Fred H. Miers, American politician, Mayor of Plano, Texas, 1950-56
  • Thomasina "Tommi" Miers, English cook, writer and television presenter
  • John Miers FRS FLS (1789-1879), British botanist and engineer
  • John Miers (1756-1821), British painter of silhouettes
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Miers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miers 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 23 November 2015 at 11:17.

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