Shirer Family History

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Shirer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Shearer. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a barber, a Yiddish dialect variant of Sherer 2.

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


Similar surnames: Sherer, Shier, Sharer, Shirar, Shimer, Sher, Hiter, Storer, Shire

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Shirer Family Origin

Where is the Shirer family from?

Shirer Family Occupations

What did your Shirer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shirer occupation in the UK was Auctioneer House & Estate Agent. 13% of Shirer's were Auctioneer House & Estate Agents. Auctioneer House & Estate Agent, Butler and Clerk Retired were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirer. A less common occupation for the Shirer family was Draper.

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  • Auctioneer House & Estate Agent

    13%
  • Butler

    13%
  • Clerk Retired

    13%
  • Draper

    13%

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

Shirer Historical Records

What Shirer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shirer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Shirer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shirer. 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 Shirer. For the veterans among your Shirer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shirer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shirer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shirer in 1949 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shirer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shirer 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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