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Sir Family History

Sir Surname Meaning

German: variant of Sier unexplained. This surname is very rare in Germany. Czech (Šír): nickname from Middle High German schīr ‘sheer pure clean’. Compare Schier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mir, Six, Sim, Sia, Si, Sion, Sur, Sin, Siu, Ris

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Where is the Sir family from?

You can see how Sir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sir family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sir families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Sir family living in Aberdeenshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sir's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Sir families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sir surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sir ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Sir. 100% of Sir men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sir census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sir. 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 Cards

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Sir. For the veterans among your Sir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sir lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sir in 1963 was 73, and 90 in 2004.

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