Lira Family History

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Lira Name Meaning

Spanish: of uncertain derivation; probably a habitational name from one of the places in Galicia called Lira, in A Coruña and Pontevedra provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Mira, Lima, Loza, Lara, Lora, Lina, Cora, Cira, Lura, Lipa

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Lira Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lira name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Lira Family Origin

Where is the Lira family from?

Lira Family Occupations

What did your Lira ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lira occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lira's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lira family was Overseer. Farmer and Labor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lira.

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  • Farmer

  • Labor

  • Overseer


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

Lira Historical Records

What Lira family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lira 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lira. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lira. For the veterans among your Lira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lira Life Expectancy

What is the average Lira lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Lira in 1950 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lira 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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