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Beary Family History

Beary Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick and Tipperary): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara (see O'Berry ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Berry, Geary, Keary, Neary, Terry, Beery, Merry, Leary, Bear, Yeary

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Where is the Beary family from?

You can see how Beary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beary families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Beary families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Beary's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beary families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beary ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beary. 23% of Beary men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Beary women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beary were Salesman and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • House Work
    9%
  • Domestic
    5%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Beary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 986 immigration records available for the last name Beary. 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 Cards

There are 990 military records available for the last name Beary. For the veterans among your Beary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beary lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Beary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Beary in 1955 was 54, and 66 in 2004.

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