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Cyr Surname History


Origins Available: English , French


The English surname Cyr is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is thought to be of patronymic origin, deriving from the given name of the father of the original bearer. The personal name "Cyrus" is related to the Greek name "Kyros," which is thought to mean "far-sighted," "sun," or "lord." Alternatively, the name may be related to the English surname "Sires," which is derived from the Middle English "sier," meaning "master." Finally, the name may come from the place names "St. Cyrus," located in Scotland, or "St. Cyr," located in Brittany.


Early Origins of the Cyr family


The surname Cyr was first found in Norfolk, where Geoffrey Sire was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1177. Another early record of the family was that of Nicholas le Syre who founded a priory of the order of St. Augustine, dedicated to St. Mary and St. Nicholas in Great Massingham before 1260. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Cyr family


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Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1201, 1296, 1764, 1841, 1764, 1715, 1799 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Cyr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cyr Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cyrus, Sires, Syres, Syrus, Cyre, Cyr, Sirus and many more.

Early Notables of the Cyr family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Henry Charles Sirr (1764-1841), Irish official, born in Dublin Castle on 25 Nov. 1764, was fifth, but eldest surviving son of Major...
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Migration of the Cyr family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cyr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexandre Cyr, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alexandre Cyr, who arrived in South Carolina in 1775, with his wife and his ten children

Cyr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anne Cyr, aged 42, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Jean Cyr, aged 27, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Jean Cyr, aged 57, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Joseph Cyr, aged 26, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Josette Cyr, aged 23, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cyr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Basile Cyr, who was married in Quebec in 1881

Cyr Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Virginie Cyr, who was born in 1842 in Quebec, was married there in 1863 and died there in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Cyr (post 1700)


  • Conrad Keefe Cyr (b. 1931), United States Court of Appeals First Circuit senior judge
  • Lili St. Cyr (1918-1999), American burlesque stripper of the 1940s and 1950s
  • Frank W. Cyr (1900-1995), American educator and author
  • Paul Cyr, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Leo George Cyr (1909-2003), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1966-71 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Krest Cyr, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1953-61 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mrs. Krest Cyr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Judy Cyr, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Irenee Cyr, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Aroostook County, 1933 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edmond Cyr, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Kennebec County, 1933 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Cyr


  • Madwaskan Heritage by Leo G. Cyr.

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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