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Cleary Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cléirigh (or Mac Cléirigh) ‘descendant (or son) of the scribe, clerk, or cleric (cléireach)’, also commonly Anglicized as Clark.

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

Similar surnames: Leary, Clary, Clardy, Mclear, Creary, Geary, Neary, Lear, Keary

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Cleary Family Origin

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Cleary Family Occupations

What did your Cleary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cleary. 44% of Cleary men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Cleary women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cleary were Clerk and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic
  • Civil Servant
  • Income

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

Cleary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Cleary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleary 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Cleary. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Cleary. For the veterans among your Cleary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cleary Life Expectancy

What is the average Cleary lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cleary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cleary in 1945 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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