Shires Family History
Shires Name Meaning
English (West Yorkshire):: habitational name perhaps from Shiregreen in Sheffield (Yorkshire) or in many instances almost certainly from Skier's Hall in Nether Hoyland (Yorkshire). The latter is the source of the surname de Skiris which was sometimes changed to Shires. The placename Shiregreen derives from Old English scīr ‘region district’ with the later addition of Middle English grene ‘green grassy place’; the origin of Skier's Hall is uncertain. in Lancashire the Midlands and southern England a variant of Shire with post-medieval excrescent -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022