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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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Where is the Hire family from?

You can see how Hire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Hire families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hire's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hire families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hire. 20% of Hire men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Hire women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hire were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • House Keeper
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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