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 Family Origin

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Muir Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

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

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Muir Historical Records

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Muir Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Muir

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