Cyr Name Meaning

French: from the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios ‘lord’, ‘master’. This name was borne by a 4th-century martyr, a small child martyred with his mother St. Julitta in 304 ad (see Quilici). In North America it is sometimes Americanized as Sears.

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


Similar surnames: Car, Pye, Cap, Cerf, Tyer, Tye, Tur, Mar, Uhr, Che

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Cyr Family Origin

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Cyr Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Cyr occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Cyr's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Cyr family was School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cyr.

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  • Cultivateur

    28%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Journalier

    6%
  • School

    4%

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Cyr Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Cyr Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cyr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cyr in 1943 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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