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Mire Surname Meaning

Altered form of French Lemire ‘the physician’. In some cases also French: occupational name from Old French mire ‘physician’. English (Kent) and Irish: variant of Myer 1 2 or

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


Similar surnames: Mir, Maire, More, Wire, Mele, Mare, Lile, Milne, Mars, Bird

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Where is the Mire family from?

You can see how Mire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Mire families living in Quebec. This was about 98% of all the recorded Mire's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mire families in 1911.
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What did your Mire ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mire. 67% of Mire men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    67%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mire 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mire. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mire. For the veterans among your Mire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mire lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mire in 1950 was 49, and 65 in 2004.

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