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Fearing Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Feering, a village in Essex, named from the Old English personal name Fera + -ingas ‘people of’, i.e. ‘(settlement of) Fera’s people’. Americanized spelling of German Viering, a topographic name for someone from a swampy area, from a derivative of Germanic vir ‘bog’, ‘swamp’, or a variant of Fehring 2.

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


Similar surnames: Ferring, Gearing, Herring, Nearing, Dearing, Fehring, Reading

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Where is the Fearing family from?

You can see how Fearing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fearing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fearing families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Fearing family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Fearing's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fearing families in 1911.
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What did your Fearing ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fearing. 21% of Fearing men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Fearing women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fearing were Machinist and Beauty Operator.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Nurse
    11%
  • Beauty Operator
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Fearing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fearing 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 794 immigration records available for the last name Fearing. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fearing. For the veterans among your Fearing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fearing lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fearing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Fearing in 1946 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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