Eyre Family History

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Eyre Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Ayer.

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

Similar surnames: Ayre, Wyre, Eyres, Tyre, Eure, Ey, Hyde, Byrd, Nyce, Keyte

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Eyre Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eyre name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eyre. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Eyre Family Origin

Where is the Eyre family from?

Eyre Family Occupations

What did your Eyre ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eyre occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Eyre's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer S and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eyre. A less common occupation for the Eyre family was Boot Manr..

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer S

  • Miller

  • Boot Manr.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eyre ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Eyre Historical Records

What Eyre family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Eyre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eyre 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Eyre. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Eyre. For the veterans among your Eyre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eyre Life Expectancy

What is the average Eyre lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eyre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Eyre in 1943 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eyre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eyre ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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