Ira Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: perhaps of Basque origin, a topographic name for someone living in a bracken-covered region, from Basque ira ‘bracken’.

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

Similar surnames: Ida, Mira, Cira, Inda, Lira, Raz, Pla, Hora, Kirk, Pita

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Ira Family Origin

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Ira Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ira occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Ira's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ira family was Barber. Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ira.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Barber


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Ira Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ira Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ira in 1950 was 53, and 100 in 2004.

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