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Gearing Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a Germanic personal name beginning with the element ger, gar ‘spear’ (see Geary 2). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gehring.

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


Similar surnames: Gehring, Fearing, Dearing, Nearing, Herring, Goring, Bering, Garing

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Gearing Family Origin

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Gearing Family Occupations

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  • Builder

    33%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Machinest

    11%

In 1881, the most common Gearing occupation in Canada was Builder. 33% of Gearing's were Builders. Builder, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gearing. A less common occupation for the Gearing family was Machinest.

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Gearing Historical Records

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Gearing Life Expectancy

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