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Heare Family History

Heare Name Meaning

English: variant of Hare.

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


Similar surnames: Heart, Hearl, Weare, Hare, Hearn, Heape, Hearne, Hoare, Peare, Beare

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Where is the Heare family from?

You can see how Heare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heare families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Heare families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Heare's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heare families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heare surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heare ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heare. 45% of Heare men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Heare women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heare were Sales Manager and Bookkeeper.

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Sales Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
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What Heare family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heare 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 451 immigration records available for the last name Heare. 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 528 military records available for the last name Heare. For the veterans among your Heare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heare lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Heare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Heare in 1963 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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