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The English surname Cyre 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.

Cyre Early Origins



The surname Cyre 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.

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Cyre Spelling Variations


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Cyre Spelling Variations



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

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Cyre Early History


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Cyre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cyre research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1201 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Cyre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cyre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cyre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cyre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cyre In Ireland


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Cyre In Ireland



Some of the Cyre family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Cyrus, who settled in Virginia in 1697; and Legar Syres, a native of Britain who was living in Connecticut during the War of 1812.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cyre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cyre (post 1700)



  • Hector J. Cyre (1901-1971), Canadian former offensive lineman in the NFL

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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