Weir Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ (see McNair). Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe (see Corr and Curry).

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


Similar surnames: Wear, Wehr, Wein, Wei, Weit, Wire, Meer, Near, Keir, Teer

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Weir Family Origin

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Weir Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    2%

In 1880, the most common Weir occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Weir's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weir. A less common occupation for the Weir family was Farming.

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Weir Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Weir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Weir in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weir

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