Birr Family History

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Birr Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace): from a short form of the personal name Pirmin, the name of an 8th century bishop and founder of several monasteries in southern Germany, or, according to some sources, from the French personal name Pierre (see Peter).

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

Similar surnames: Bier, Barr, Bar, Lier, Burr, Bern, Bick, Birk, Birt, Bird

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Birr Family Origin

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Birr Family Occupations

What did your Birr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Birr occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Birr's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birr. A less common occupation for the Birr family was Farmer & Labourer.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer & Labourer


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

Birr Historical Records

What Birr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Birr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Birr

Passenger List

There are 666 immigration records available for the last name Birr. 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 925 military records available for the last name Birr. For the veterans among your Birr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birr Life Expectancy

What is the average Birr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Birr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Birr in 1943 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birr 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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