Fear Family History

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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

What did your Fear ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Servant

    22%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Bookkeeper

    4%

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

Fear Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Fear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fear 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fear. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Fear. For the veterans among your Fear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fear Life Expectancy

What is the average Fear lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fear 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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