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Origins of the Ayres surname

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About the Ayreses

We have a total number of 49917 records for people with the last name Ayres.

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Where do most Ayreses live?

In 1921, most Ayreses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Ayreses

How common is your surname?

974th most common surname in the UK

We have 44,600 records for the Ayres surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Ayreses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Ayres first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ayreses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ayreses in 1921
Dressmaker

206

Laundress

187

General Servant Domestic

152

Domestic Servant

132

General Servant

96

Common Male occupations for Ayreses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

349

General Labourer

224

Farm Labourer

205

Bricklayer

140

Gardener

104

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