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Mir Family History

Mir Name Meaning

Iranian Afghanistani Pakistani Indian and Bangladeshi: from a Persian title a shortened form of Arabic amīr ‘prince commander’ (see Amir ). Catalan and French (mainly southern): from Mir a medieval personal name of ancient Germanic origin (see Miro ). Possibly also an altered form of French Mire 2 ‘physician’ or American French Mire Polish: from a short form of any of various Old Polish personal names containing the element mir ‘peace quiet esteem’ for example Mirosław or Jaromir. This surname is very rare in Poland. Slovenian: from mir ‘peace’ most likely applied as a nickname. Alternatively it could be from a personal name containing the Slavic name element mir (compare 4 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mira, Amir, Mar, Miro, Mis, Main, Ris, Mak, Bar, Lier

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Where is the Mir family from?

You can see how Mir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mir family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mir families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Mir family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Mir's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Mir families in 1911.
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What did your Mir ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mir. 100% of Mir men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mir census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mir. 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 Cards

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Mir. For the veterans among your Mir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mir lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Mir in 1959 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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