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Mire Family History

Mire Name Meaning

French: occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’.

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


Similar surnames: Mir, Maire, More, Wire, Mele, Mare, Lile, Milne, Mars, Bird

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Where is the Mire family from?

You can see how Mire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mire families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Mire families living in Louisiana. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mire's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Mire families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mire. 25% of Mire men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Mire women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mire were Carpenter and Seamstress.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    27%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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What Mire family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mire 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 Mire. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mire. For the veterans among your Mire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mire lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mire in 1950 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

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