Cyrus Name Meaning

Polish: possibly from the personal name Cyrus, derived from the Greek form, Kyros, of the name of several kings of Persia. The origin of the name is not known, but in the early Christian period it was associated with Greek kyrios ‘lord’, and borne by various saints, including an Egyptian martyr and a bishop of Carthage. Possibly an Americanized spelling of the Greek family name Kyros, from the personal name (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Cyr, Brus, Caris, Jesus, Cords, Prus, Chris, Claus, Tyus, Cruz

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Cyrus Family Origin

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Cyrus Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Hand

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cyrus family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cyrus. The most common Cyrus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Cyrus's were Farmers.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Cyrus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cyrus in 1945 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cyrus

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