Fearing Family History
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