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Mires Name Meaning

English (Kent): perhaps a variant spelling of Myers. Greek (pronounced as two syllables): nickname from Albanian mirë ‘good’, ‘honest’.

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


Similar surnames: Sires, Bires, Miles, Miers, Mores, Hires, Wires, Jines, Meares

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Where is the Mires family from?

You can see how Mires families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mires family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mires families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Mires families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Mires's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mires families in 1840.
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What did your Mires ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mires. 32% of Mires men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mires women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mires were Farm and Typist. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Farm
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Typist
    12%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Mires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mires 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 Mires. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mires. For the veterans among your Mires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mires lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mires in 1949 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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