The surname is the 10,869th most prevalent family name worldwide, borne by approximately 1 in 141,067 people. Ayres is primarily found in The Americas, where 67 percent of Ayres reside; 37 percent reside in South America and 36 percent reside in Luso-South America.
shingle beach The derivation of the word ayre is from Old Norse "eyrr", meaning a shingle beach. It refers to a storm beach forming a narrow spit of shingle or sand cutting across the landward and seaward ends of a shallow bay. This may partly cut off a sheltered stretch of water from the sea to form a shallow freshwater loch.