Wire Family History

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Wire Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a wire drawer, from Middle English wir ‘wire’. topographic name for someone who lived where bog myrtle grew, Old English wir. habitational name from Wyre Forest in Hereford, Worcestershire, and Shropshire, probably named from a Celtic river name meaning ‘winding river’.

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

Similar surnames: Ware, Wise, Worl, Kirk, Bird, Wile, Lile, Twine, Mire, Wiley

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Wire Family Origin

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Wire Family Occupations

What did your Wire ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wire. 2% of Wire men worked as a Carpenter and 55% of Wire women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wire were Accountant (retd) and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Mechanic
  • A Rp Worker
  • Accountant (retd)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant

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

Wire Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Wire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wire 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wire. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wire. For the veterans among your Wire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wire Life Expectancy

What is the average Wire lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Wire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wire in 1953 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wire 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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