Wire Family History

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Wire Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a wire drawer, from Middle English wir ‘wire’. topographic name for someone who lived where bog myrtle grew, Old English wir. habitational name from Wyre Forest in Hereford, Worcestershire, and Shropshire, probably named from a Celtic river name meaning ‘winding river’.

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

Similar surnames: Ware, Wise, Worl, Kirk, Bird, Wile, Lile, Twine, Mire, Wiley

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Wire Family Origin

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Wire Family Occupations

What did your Wire ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Student, Farmer and Couturier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wire. The most common Wire occupation in Canada was Student. 50% of Wire's were Students. A less common occupation for the Wire family was Tuilleur.

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  • Student

  • Farmer

  • Couturier

  • Tuilleur


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

Wire Historical Records

What Wire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Wire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wire 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wire. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wire. For the veterans among your Wire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wire Life Expectancy

What is the average Wire lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wire in 1953 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wire ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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