Shirah Family History

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Shirah Name Meaning

English and Scottish: Americanized spelling of Shearer. Jewish (Israeli): variant of Shira.

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

Similar surnames: Shira, Shirar, Shirer, Sharrar, Shera, Hirsh, Shirts, Shifman, Sharar

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Shirah Family Origin

Where is the Shirah family from?

Shirah Family Occupations

What did your Shirah ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirah. A less common occupation for the Shirah family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shirah occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Shirah's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shirah Historical Records

What Shirah family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shirah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirah 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 121 immigration records available for the last name Shirah. 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 Shirah. For the veterans among your Shirah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shirah Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirah lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shirah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shirah in 1954 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shirah

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shirah 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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