Pires Family History

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Pires Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Pedro, Portuguese equivalent of Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Peres, Pipes, Peris, Pines, Pirro, Pies, Pere, Piet, Prus, Bores

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Pires Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pires name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Pires Family Origin

Where is the Pires family from?

Pires Family Occupations

What did your Pires ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pires family was Keeping House. Laborer, Blacksmith and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pires. The most common Pires occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Pires's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Boot Maker

  • Keeping House


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

Pires Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pires 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pires. 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 Pires. For the veterans among your Pires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pires Life Expectancy

What is the average Pires lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Pires in 1945 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pires

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pires 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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