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Mira Family History

Mira Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: probably a habitational name from any of several places in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal called Mira. Catalan: possibly a derivative of Mir . Italian: apparently from the personal name Mira feminine form of Miro from Late Latin Mirus and Mira respectively from Latin mirus ‘wonderful marvellous’. Czech (also Míra) and Polish: from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element mir ‘peace’ (see Mir ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mora, Mir, Mura, Mara, Mina, Cira, Mita, Lira, Mika, Mori

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Where is the Mira family from?

You can see how Mira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mira family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mira families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mira families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Mira's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Mira families in 1840.
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What did your Mira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mira. 56% of Mira men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Mira women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mira were Shipping Clerk and Cigar Maker. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Cigar Maker
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mira. 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 404 military records available for the last name Mira. For the veterans among your Mira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mira lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Mira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mira in 1964 was 83, and 69 in 2004.

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