Kear Family History

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Kear Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, Old English c?gere, from c?g ‘key’ (see Care).

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

Similar surnames: Pear, Bear, Dear, Fear, Lear, Kerr, Bean, Gear, Wear, Leap

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Kear Family Origin

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Kear Family Occupations

What did your Kear ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kear. 50% of Kear men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kear Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kear 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kear. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kear. For the veterans among your Kear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kear Life Expectancy

What is the average Kear lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Kear in 1950 was 18, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kear 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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