Gear Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English gere ‘fit of passion’ (see Geary 3). German: possibly an altered spelling of Gier.

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


Similar surnames: Geary, Bear, Pear, Tear, Dear, Fear, Bean, Lear, Geer, Gaar

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Gear Family Origin

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Gear Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gear. The most common Gear occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Gear's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gear family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • School

    13%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Shoemaker

    9%

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Gear Historical Records

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Gear Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gear in 1940 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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