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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)

Notable Persons Named Muir

Muir S. Fairchild is a military person. His military service ended in 1950.


Sir Muir Russell is a Principal, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Permanent Secretary to theScottish Executive, Principal of the University of Glasgow, and Office of the Permanent Secretary (Scotland). Muir was born on January 9th, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Muir was born on April 25th, 1945.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Muir

John Muir was an engineer, naturalist, philosopher, writer, botanist, geologist, and natural history. John was born on April 21st, 1838 in Dunbar. He died on December 24th, 1914.


David Muir is a television presenter, journalist, managing editor, and television journalist. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. David was given the name David Jason Muir on November 8th, 1973 in Syracuse, New York, United States.


Mike Muir is a heavy metal music, hardcore punk, thrash metal, crossover thrash, funk metal, and rap rock musician. He was most prominent from 1981 to present. Mike was given the name Michael Muir on March 14th, 1963 in Venice, California, United States. Mike is also known as Mike Muir Cyco Miko.


Laura was born on May 9th, 1993 in Scotland.


Ricky Muir is a Senator for Victoria and SenatorforVictoria. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Ricky was born on December 25th, 1980 in Maffra, Victoria, Australia.


Henrietta Muir Edwards was a suffragist and author. Henrietta was given the name Henrietta Louise Muir on December 18th, 1849 in Montreal. She left this life on November 10th, 1931.


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Popularity of Muir as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Muir U.S.
  White 88.31% 64.26%
  African American 5.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Muir

People with the last name Muir are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Muir

  • How Popular is the name Muir? As a last name Muir was the 3,245th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Muir first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Muir is Saturday, July 1st, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Muir? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Muir. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Muir: Your name in reverse order is Rium. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uimr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Muir? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,130 people with the last name Muir.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Muir? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Muir as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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