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Bears Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of Welsh and English Pierce or (less probably) of Beers. Possibly a respelling of German Beers or the cognate Behrs.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bear, Bearss, Beers, Beans, Beas, Baars, Bearse, Byars, Pears, Beams

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Bears Family Origin

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Bears Family Occupations

What did your Bears ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bears occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Bears's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bears family was Farmer'S Son. Farmer, Fisherman and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bears.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Fisherman

    23%
  • School

    7%
  • Farmer'S Son

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bears ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bears census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bears. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bears. For the veterans among your Bears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bears Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bears in 1958 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bears ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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