Hires Family History

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Hires Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: perhaps a variant of Dutch or German Heyer or Heier, with excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Hire, Hines, Vires, Mires, Gares, Jines, Stires, Sires, Hites, Hipes

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Hires Family Origin

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Hires Family Occupations

What did your Hires ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hires. A less common occupation for the Hires family was Works In Shoe Shop. The most common Hires occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hires's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Works In Shoe Shop


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

Hires Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hires 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hires. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hires. For the veterans among your Hires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hires Life Expectancy

What is the average Hires lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hires in 1955 was 61, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hires

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hires 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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