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Where did the German Miers family come from? What is the German Miers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Miers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Miers family history?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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Meier, Meierr, Meieres, Meiers, Meierr, Meierrs, Meierres, Meeier, Mire, Mier, Miere and many more.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Miers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Miers Settlers in the 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 the 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
- Earl Schenck Miers (1910-1972), American historian who wrote over 100 books
- Harriet Ellan Miers (b. 1945), American lawyer and former White House Counsel
- Robert Walter Miers (1848-1930), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
- Commander Anthony Cecil Capel Miers (1906-1985), British sailor awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII
- Edward John Miers F.Z.S., F.L.S. (1851-1930), British zoologist and curator of the crustacean collection at the Natural History Museum in London
- Sir Henry Alexander Miers FRS (1858-1942), British mineralogist and crystallographer
- John Miers (1756-1821), British painter of silhouettes
- John Miers FRS FLS (1789-1879), British botanist and engineer
- Thomasina "Tommi" Miers, English cook, writer and television presenter
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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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.
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