Fear Name Meaning

nickname for a sociable person, from Middle English fe(a)re ‘comrade’, ‘companion’ (Old English (ge)fera). nickname for a proud or haughty person, from Middle English fere ‘proud’ (Old French fier).

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


Similar surnames: Pear, Dear, Bear, Lear, Kear, Gear, Fair, Ferry, Sears, Peak

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Fear Family Origin

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Fear Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Servant

    22%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

In 1881, the most common Fear occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Fear's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fear. A less common occupation for the Fear family was Bookkeeper.

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Fear Historical Records

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Fear Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Fear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fear in 1945 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fear

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