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Ayres Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayers .

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


Similar surnames: Eyres, Acres, Ayre, Sayres, Ayars, Mires, Hynes, Hayre, Alles, Ayler

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Where is the Ayres family from?

You can see how Ayres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ayres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ayres families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 109 Ayres families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Ayres's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ayres families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ayres surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ayres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ayres. 17% of Ayres men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Ayres women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ayres were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 176,000 census records available for the last name Ayres. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ayres 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Ayres. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Ayres. For the veterans among your Ayres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ayres lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ayres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ayres in 1944 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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