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Squire Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Spire, Suire, Shire, Wire, Squibb, Score, Spiro, Sluis, Stripe

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Squire Family Origin

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Squire Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Squire. The most common Squire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Squire's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Squire family was Farm Laborer.

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Squire Historical Records

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Squire Life Expectancy

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