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Weir Family History

Weir Name Meaning
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ (see McNair).Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe (see Corr and Curry).

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

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Name Distribution of Weir Families

  • Number of Weir families
     178 - 354
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Weir families
     196 - 389
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Weir families
     1,400 - 2,798
     467 - 1,399
     1 - 466
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Weir Family Origin

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Weir Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Weir

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Weir Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Weir census records

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Weir Civil War Service Records

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