Shira Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: Americanized spelling of Shearer. Jewish (Israeli): modern Hebrew name from a Hebrew word meaning ‘song’.

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

Similar surnames: Shirah, Shera, Shirar, Shirer, Shirk, Shima, Shire, Spire, Hird, Sima

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Shira Family Origin

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Shira Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Day Laborer


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shira. A less common occupation for the Shira family was Day Laborer. The most common Shira occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Shira's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Shira | Data not to scale

Shira Historical Records

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Shira Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Shira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shira in 1959 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shira

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