Weir Family History

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Weir Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river. Compare Ware. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’ (see McNair). Irish: Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora ‘weir’, ‘stepping stones’), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra and Ó Comhraidhe (see Corr and Curry).

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

Similar surnames: Wear, Wehr, Wein, Wei, Weit, Wire, Meer, Near, Keir, Teer

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Weir Family Origin

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Weir Family Occupations

What did your Weir ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Joiner


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

Weir Historical Records

What Weir family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 247,000 census records available for the last name Weir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weir 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Weir. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Weir. For the veterans among your Weir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weir Life Expectancy

What is the average Weir lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Weir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Weir in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weir 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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