Shira Family History

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Shira Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: Americanized spelling of Shearer. Jewish (Israeli): modern Hebrew name from a Hebrew word meaning ‘song’.

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


Similar surnames: Shirah, Shera, Shirar, Shirer, Shirk, Shima, Shire, Spire, Hird, Sima

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Shira Family Origin

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Shira Family Occupations

What did your Shira ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shira family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shira. The most common Shira occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Shira's were Farmers.

View Census data for Shira | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    72%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    4%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Shira Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shira 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shira. 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 Shira. For the veterans among your Shira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shira Life Expectancy

What is the average Shira lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shira in 1959 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shira 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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