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Shirar Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Scheurer and possibly also of some other German name or Scottish and northern English Shearer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Shirer, Shira, Shirah, Sharer, Sherer, Shera, Shivar, Sharrar, Sharar

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Where is the Shirar family from?

You can see how Shirar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shirar family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Shirar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Shirar families living in Kansas. This was about 72% of all the recorded Shirar's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Shirar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shirar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shirar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shirar. 34% of Shirar men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Shirar women worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shirar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 126 immigration records available for the last name Shirar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 265 military records available for the last name Shirar. For the veterans among your Shirar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shirar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shirar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shirar in 1963 was 77, and 83 in 2004.

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