Bir Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name meaning ‘brother’, ‘hero’ (from Sanskrit vira ‘brave’, ‘heroic’).

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

Similar surnames: Bird, Bier, Mir, Birk, Birt, Ber, Bi, Bar, Birr, Biro

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Bir Family Origin

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Bir Family Occupations

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In 1880, Blacksmith and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bir. The most common Bir occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 50% of Bir's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Grocer


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Bir Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bir 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bir. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bir. For the veterans among your Bir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bir Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bir in 1961 was 52, and 86 in 2004.

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