The Shires Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Shires family.

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The Shires Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Shires
1841 Census23
1851 Census171
1861 Census343
1871 Census438
1881 Census618
1891 Census689
1901 Census790
1911 Census1022

Most Frequent Forenames for the Shires Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Shires 0 7 22 32 41 37 46 49
John Shires 1 10 20 23 34 31 43 38
William Shires 1 12 16 27 26 26 34 45
Sarah Shires 2 6 20 16 19 24 24 29
Elizabeth Shires 2 10 20 17 17 20 18 21
James Shires 1 8 10 12 18 23 18 22
Annie Shires 0 0 5 11 20 19 23 34
Thomas Shires 0 4 12 12 16 15 21 16
George Shires 0 11 10 11 18 19 16 17
Joseph Shires 1 9 10 9 11 17 10 15
Charles Shires 1 4 2 9 10 15 16 18
Alfred Shires 0 2 9 14 13 10 13 19
Henry Shires 2 4 9 12 11 14 11 14
Alice Shires 0 2 4 5 11 13 12 19
Walter Shires 0 1 4 7 12 11 12 20
Emily Shires 0 3 7 9 8 13 10 12
Arthur Shires 0 1 5 7 13 11 13 15
Florence Shires 0 0 0 2 8 7 13 22
Ann Shires 0 5 9 12 13 7 4 5
Harry Shires 0 0 2 2 5 8 12 22

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Shires family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Shires

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Fleet Registers
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Naval Service
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