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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Eyre
A journey in circuit of certain judges called justices in eyreor in itinere).

Note: ☞ They were itinerant judges, who rode the circuit, holding courts in the different counties.

Etymology: OF. erre journey, march, way, fr. L. iter itineris, a going, way, fr. the root of ire to go. Cf. Errant Itinerant Issue

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  1. A shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Eyre

Sir Eyre Coote is an office holder. His military service ended in 1783. Eyre was born in Limerick.


Eyre was born in 1824. He breathed his last breath in 1910.


He holds the title Superintendent of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Eyre was born on January 17th, 1830. He passed away on August 25th, 1908.


Eyre was born on March 20th, 1894. She left this life on September 8th, 1996.


He breathed his last breath in 1985.


Eyre was born on July 22nd, 1863 in Monkstown, County Cork. He died on December 8th, 1950.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eyre

Ella Eyre is a contemporary r&b, pop music, neo soul, drum, and bass musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Ella was given the name Ella McMahon on April 1st, 1994.


Jane is also known as Jane Elliott.


Edward John Eyre was an office holder. Edward was born on August 5th, 1815 in Whipsnade, England, UK. He died on November 30th, 1901.


Sir Richard Eyre is a director and playwright. Richard was given the name Richard Charles Hastings Eyre on March 28th, 1943 in Barnstaple, Devon, England.


Chris Eyre is a director and producer. Chris was born in 1968 in Portland, Oregon, United States.


Tommy was born on July 5th, 1949. He breathed his last breath on May 23rd, 2001.


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Popularity of Eyre as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eyre U.S.
  White 92.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eyre

People with the last name Eyre are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Eyre

  • How Popular is the name Eyre? As a last name Eyre was the 12,941st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Eyre first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Eyre is Tuesday, October 16th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Eyre? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Eyre. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Eyre: Your name in reverse order is Erye. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eyre? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,374 people with the last name Eyre.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eyre? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eyre as their last name since less than 1 person in 125k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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