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Quire Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McQuire (see McGuire).

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

Similar surnames: Guire, Quirk, Quine, Cure, Quier, Mcquire, Quinn, Quaife, Quin, Buice

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Where is the Quire family from?

You can see how Quire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quire families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Quire families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Quire's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Quire families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Quire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Quire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Quire. 38% of Quire men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Quire women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quire were Farm Laborer and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Quire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quire 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 674 immigration records available for the last name Quire. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Quire. For the veterans among your Quire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quire lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Quire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Quire in 1958 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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