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Cyr Name Meaning

French: from the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios ‘lord’, ‘master’. This name was borne by a 4th-century martyr, a small child martyred with his mother St. Julitta in 304 ad (see Quilici). In North America it is sometimes Americanized as Sears.

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


Similar surnames: Car, Pye, Cap, Cerf, Tyer, Tye, Tur, Mar, Uhr, Che

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Where is the Cyr family from?

You can see how Cyr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cyr family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cyr families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 38 Cyr families living in Maine. This was about 97% of all the recorded Cyr's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Cyr families in 1840.
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What did your Cyr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cyr. 21% of Cyr men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cyr women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cyr were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cyr. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Cyr. For the veterans among your Cyr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cyr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cyr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cyr in 1943 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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