Shirer Family History

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Shirer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Shearer. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a barber, a Yiddish dialect variant of Sherer 2.

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

Similar surnames: Sherer, Shier, Sharer, Shirar, Shimer, Sher, Hiter, Storer, Shire

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Shirer Family Origin

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Shirer Family Occupations

What did your Shirer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shirer. 35% of Shirer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Shirer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shirer were Clerk and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Manager

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

Shirer Historical Records

What Shirer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shirer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirer 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Shirer. 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 745 military records available for the last name Shirer. For the veterans among your Shirer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shirer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shirer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shirer in 1949 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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