Wier


Wier

Wier is a fairly uncommon surname in the United States. It traces ancestry from the Weir clan in Scotland. There are several variants of the name, but all supposedly go back to de Vere, a British noble family originally of Norman ancestry, from the eponymous town of Ver.

As a surname, Wier can refer to:
* Allen Wier (born 1946), American writer and professor at the University of Tennessee
* Benjamin Wier, Canadian businessman and politician
* Dara Wier (born 1949), American poet
* Ester Wier (born 1910), American writer
* Johann Weyer (1515–1588), Dutch physician and occultist
* Roy Wier (1888–1963), U.S. Representative from Minnesota
* Todd Wier, co-owner of the Buffalo Silverbacks basketball team

Wier can also refer to:
* Wier Longleaf Lumber Company, established in 1917 by Robert W. Wier
* Wier-Cook Airport in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

ee also

* Weir, a small overflow-type dam
* Weir (disambiguation)


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  • Wier — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benjamin Wier (1805–1868), kanadischer Politiker Ester Wier (1910–2000), US amerikanische Schriftstellerin Murray Wier (* 1926), US amerikanischer Basketballspieler Roy Wier (1888–1963), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wier — Wier, n. Same as {Weir}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wier — (Weier, latinisirt Piscinarius), Johann, geb. 1515 zu Grave in Nordbrabant; studirte in Orleans Medicin, bereiste Afrika u. die Griechischen Inseln u. prakticirte dann als Arzt in Arnheim; er wurde 1550 Leibarzt des Herzogs Wilhelm von Kleve u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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