Squire Family History

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Squire Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English squyer ‘esquire’, ‘a man belonging to the feudal rank immediately below that of knight’ (from Old French esquier ‘shield bearer’). At first it denoted a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, or by extension any attendant or servant, but by the 14th century the meaning had been generalized, and referred to social status rather than age. By the 17th century, the term denoted any member of the landed gentry, but this is unlikely to have influenced the development of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Spire, Suire, Shire, Wire, Squibb, Score, Spiro, Sluis, Stripe

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Squire Family Origin

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Squire Family Occupations

What did your Squire ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Squire family was Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Squire. The most common Squire occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Squire's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer


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

Squire Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 115,000 census records available for the last name Squire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Squire 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Squire. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Squire. For the veterans among your Squire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Squire Life Expectancy

What is the average Squire lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Squire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Squire in 1947 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Squire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Squire 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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