Abshire Family History

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Abshire Name Meaning

most probably a variant of English Upshire (see Upshur. alternatively, perhaps an Americanized form of German Habicher ‘hawker’, i.e. someone who trained hawks for hunting (see Habig). See also Apgar.

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

Similar surnames: Aleshire, Shire, Shine, Bashore, Alguire, Shere, Alkire, Allgire

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Abshire Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Abshire name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Abshire. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Abshire Family Origin

Where is the Abshire family from?

Abshire Family Occupations

What did your Abshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Abshire. The most common Abshire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Abshire's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Abshire family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Abshire ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Abshire Historical Records

What Abshire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Abshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Abshire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 319 immigration records available for the last name Abshire. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Abshire. For the veterans among your Abshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Abshire lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Abshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Abshire in 1943 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Abshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Abshire ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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