Claire Family History

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Claire Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Clare. French: from the female personal name Claire (feminine form of Clair), which was popularized through the fame of St. Clare of Assisi (see Chiara).

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

Similar surnames: Clare, Clair, Laine, Clary, Blaise, Hilaire, Caine, Clore, Cleere

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Claire Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Claire name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Claire. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • European Jewish


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Claire Family Origin

Where is the Claire family from?

Claire Family Occupations

What did your Claire ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Claire family was Office Cleaner Domestic (Charwoman). Cotton Weaver and Housekeeper Dom were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Claire. The most common Claire occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 33% of Claire's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Housekeeper Dom

  • Office Cleaner Domestic (Charwoman)


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

Claire Historical Records

What Claire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Claire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claire 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Claire. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Claire. For the veterans among your Claire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claire Life Expectancy

What is the average Claire lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Claire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Claire in 1957 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claire 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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