Hire Family History

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Hire Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch and German Heyer or Heier. Welsh: variant of Hier.

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

Similar surnames: Hires, Hite, Hyre, Hile, Hine, Hice, Gire, Hime, Hirte, Hise

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Hire Family Origin

Where is the Hire family from?

Hire Family Occupations

What did your Hire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hire family was Keeping House. The most common Hire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Hire's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hire.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Hire Historical Records

What Hire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hire 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hire. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hire. For the veterans among your Hire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hire Life Expectancy

What is the average Hire lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Hire in 1954 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hire 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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