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Air Family History

Air Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Fair, Mir, Mair, Nair, Aird, Amir, Ahr, Hair, Gair, Bir

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Where is the Air family from?

You can see how Air families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Air family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Air families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 49 Air families living in Northumberland. This was about 49% of all the recorded Air's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Air families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Air surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Air ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Horseman general Labourer H W and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Air. 100% of Air men worked as a Farm Horseman general Labourer H W and 79% of Air women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Horseman general Labourer H W
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Biscuit Packer
    6%
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What Air family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Air. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Air census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 669 immigration records available for the last name Air. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 84,000 military records available for the last name Air. For the veterans among your Air ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Air lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2000, in the United States, Air life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Air in 1965 was 84, and 68 in 2000.

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