Hi, my grandmother is angela paier and her father came from the cordenons area before the 1900. I wanted to know if i can find any information about relatives with the PAIER last name living in italy or everywhere.
in any case it´s a german name specially from Austria. austrian phonebook - 381 hits in following states, most from Styria: Steiermark (267) Kärnten (44) Niederösterreich (27) Wien (19) Oberösterreich (8) Tirol (6) Burgenland (4) Salzburg (4) Vorarlberg (2) http://www.herold.at/telefonbuch/paier/ phonebook Germany - 15 hits: http://www3.dastelefonbuch.de/
"The number of native German speakers in Friuli–Venezia Giulia is estimated to be around 2,000. They live in the Val Canale (municipalities of Tarvisio, Malborghetto Valbruna and Pontebba), which is adjacent to Austria, and in the municipality of Sauris and the frazione of Timau (Tischlbong in the local Germanic language) (municipality of Paluzza), which each form a language exclave." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friaul-Julisch_Venetien