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Shire Family HistoryThere are two possible origins of this interesting name, which although found widely through England is specifically associated with Yorkshire. Firstly, it may be a baptismal semi-nickname for a beautiful or radiant child, or one with golden hair. As such it derives from the Old English pre 7th Century word "Scir", which translates as 'bright or fair'. Alternatively, it could be locational "at the Shire", a division or territory from residence there. A good example is Gregory atte Shire, recorded in the Calender of Wills for the year 1397.
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