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Muir Family History

Muir Name Meaning
Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

956,772 Historical Documents with Muir on Ancestry.com
212,921 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,946 Military Records
58,142 Immigration Records
210,110 Census and Voter Lists
451,653 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Muir Families

  • Number of Muir families
     88 - 174
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Muir families
     161 - 320
     54 - 160
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Muir families
     2,023 - 4,043
     675 - 2,022
     1 - 674
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Muir census records

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Muir Family Origin

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Muir Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Muir

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Muir Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Muir census records

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Muir Civil War Service Records

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