Muir Family History

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Muir Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from a Scots form of Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘fen’.

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

Similar surnames: Mohr, Muhr, Mudd, Mair, Main, Munt, Mauer, Mir, Puig, Uhr

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Muir Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Muir name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Muir. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Muir Family Origin

Where is the Muir family from?

Muir Family Occupations

What did your Muir ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Muir. A less common occupation for the Muir family was Carter. The most common Muir occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Muir's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Carter


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

Muir Historical Records

What Muir family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 232,000 census records available for the last name Muir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muir 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Muir. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Muir. For the veterans among your Muir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Muir Life Expectancy

What is the average Muir lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Muir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Muir in 1942 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Muir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Muir 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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