Shires Family History

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Shires Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): patronymic from Shear.

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

Similar surnames: Spires, Swires, Shire, Hines, Shirts, Sires, Stires, Spikes, Shirer

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Shires Family Origin

Where is the Shires family from?

Shires Family Occupations

What did your Shires ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shires occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shires's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shires. A less common occupation for the Shires family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Shires Historical Records

What Shires family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Shires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shires 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shires. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shires. For the veterans among your Shires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shires Life Expectancy

What is the average Shires lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Shires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Shires in 1953 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shires

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shires 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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