First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Squire
A square; a measure; a rule.

Etymology: OF. esquierre, F. équerre. See Square (n.)

noun Squire
  1. A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.
  2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See Esquire.(Eng)"His privy knights and squires." [Chaucer.]
  3. A male attendant on a great personage; also ((Colloq.)), a devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.
  4. A title of office and courtesy. See under Esquire.

Etymology: Aphetic form of esquire

verb Squire
  1. To attend as a squire.
  2. To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.(Colloq)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An English country landowner
  2. Young nobleman attendant on a knight
  3. A man who attends or escorts a woman
  4. Attend upon as a squire; serve as a squire

From Middle English esquire, from Old French escuier, from Latin scūtārius (“shield-bearer”), from scūtum (“shield”).

  1. A shield-bearer or armor-bearer who attended a knight.
  2. A title of dignity next in degree below knight, and above gentleman. See esquire.
  3. A male attendant on a great personage.
  4. A devoted attendant or follower of a lady; a beau.
  5. A title of office and courtesy. See under esquire.
  6. (Britain, colloquial) Term of address to an equal.

From Middle English squire, borrowed from Middle French esquierre (“rule, carpenter's square”), or from Old French esquire, another form of esquarre (“square”). Cognate with French équerre. Doublet of square.

  1. (obsolete) A ruler; a carpenter's square; a measure.

    Notable Persons Named Squire

    Notable Persons Named Squire

    Squire Jr. Boone

    Squire was born on October 5th, 1744. Squire is also known as Squire Boone and Squire Boone Junior. He breathed his last breath on August 5th, 1815.

    Squire Fridell

    Squire Fridell is an actor, co-owner/operator, glenlyon vineyards in sonoma valley, ca, sonoma valley, co-owner/operator (with wife), and glenlyon vineyards insonoma valley. His ongoing career started in 1965. Squire was born on February 9th, 1943 in Oakland, California. Squire is also known as Fridellidumm.


    Squire is a comics character.

    Squire Parsons

    Squire Parsons is a southern gospel singer-songwriter and pianist. He plays Piano and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1974. Squire was given the name Squire Enos Parsons, Jr. on April 4th, 1948.

    Squire Whipple

    Squire Whipple was a civil engineer. Squire was born on September 16th, 1804 in Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA. He passed away on March 15th, 1888.

    SQuire Rushnell


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Squire

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Squire

    Chris Squire

    Chris Squire was a progressive rock, symphonic rock, and art rock musician. He plays Rickenbacker 4001, Wal (bass), and Fender Jazz Bass. His career lasted from 1965 to 2015. Chris was given the name Christopher Russell Edward Squire on March 4th, 1948 in Kingsbury, London, England. He breathed his last breath on June 27th, 2015.

    John Squire

    John Squire is an alternative rock, madchester, psychedelic rock, and blues rock musician. He plays Guitar, Gretsch, Höfner, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Jaguar, Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG, Gibson ES-335, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to 2007. John was given the name Jonathan Thomas Squire on November 24th, 1962 in Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, England.

    William Squire

    William Squire was a television/stage/film actor. His career lasted from 1951 to 1988. William was given the name William Arthur Squire on April 29th, 1917. He passed away on May 3rd, 1989.

    Liam Squire

    Liam was born on March 20th, 1991.

    James Squire

    James Squire was a primarily a brewer, but also a:, farmer, constable, butcher, baker, and, and banker. James was born in 1754 in Kingston upon Thames, England. James is also known as James Squires. He passed away on May 16th, 1822.

    Matt Squire

    Matt Squire is a pop music, punk rock, power pop, alternative rock, and indie rock musician. He has been prominent since 2002. Matt was born on May 7th, 1976.

    • Larry Squire
    • Sir Peter Ted Squire
      Military Person
    • Kurt Squire
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      Theatre Producer
    • Watson C. Squire
    • Robbie Squire
    • Feargus B. Squire
      Petroleum Industry Executive
    • Lovell Squire
    • William Barclay Squire
    • Neil Squire

    Common last names for Squire

    • Johnson
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Taylor
    • Baker
    • Thomas
    • Moore
    • Brown
    • Miller

    Common first names for Squire

    • William
    • John
    • Mary
    • James
    • George
    • Robert
    • Charles
    • Margaret
    • Richard
    • Dorothy
    • Frank
    • Donald
    • Joseph
    • Grace

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Squire U.S.
      White 67.17% 64.26%
      African American 26.25% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Squire

    People with the last name Squire are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Squire

  1. How Popular is the name Squire? Squire is the 16,608th most popular name of all time. As a last name Squire was the 6,363rd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Squire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 511 babies born with the first name Squire in the United States. That's more than enough people named Squire to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Squire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  4. When was Squire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Squire is Friday, March 11th, 1870.
  5. What year had the most people named Squire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Squire was in 1918 with a total of 17 babies.
  6. Weird things about the name Squire: The name spelled backwards is Eriuqs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Qrueis. How do you pronounce that?
  7. How many people have the last name Squire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,349 people with the last name Squire.
  8. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Squire? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Squire as their last name.
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