Origins Available: English, French
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.
Early Origins of the Cyre family
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cyre family
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Cyre Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cyrus, Sires, Syres, Syrus, Cyre, Cyr, Sirus and many more.
Early Notables of the Cyre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cyre family to Ireland
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Migration of the Cyre family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cyre (post 1700)