Grear Family History

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Grear Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Grier, itself a variant of Gregor.

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


Similar surnames: Greear, Greer, Frear, Crear, Breer, Tear, Grewe, Great, Gean, Gregor

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Grear Family Origin

Where is the Grear family from?

Grear Family Occupations

What did your Grear ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Grear occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Grear's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grear family was Scale Maker. Farmer, Carpenter and Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grear.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Finisher

    7%
  • Scale Maker

    7%

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

Grear Historical Records

What Grear family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Grear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grear 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Grear. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Grear. For the veterans among your Grear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grear Life Expectancy

What is the average Grear lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Grear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Grear in 1942 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grear 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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