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

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  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Cotton Spinner

    5%
  • Fisherman

    5%

In 1881, the most common Wire occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 8% of Wire's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Labourer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wire. A less common occupation for the Wire family was Fisherman.

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Wire Historical Records

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Wire Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wire

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