Swires Family History

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Swires Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Swire.

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


Similar surnames: Stires, Sires, Shires, Wires, Swire, Shirts, Spire, Swales, Spires

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Swires Family Origin

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Swires Family Occupations

What did your Swires ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Swires. 43% of Swires men worked as a Farmer and 74% of Swires women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swires were Stonemason (journeyman) and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Dairy Farmer
    22%
  • General Labourer
    22%
  • Stonemason (journeyman)
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    6%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    4%

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

Swires Historical Records

What Swires family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Swires. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swires 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Swires. 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 409 military records available for the last name Swires. For the veterans among your Swires ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Swires Life Expectancy

What is the average Swires lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Swires life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Swires in 1959 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swires

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swires 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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