Leary Family History

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Leary Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoghaire, ‘descendant of Laoghaire’ (see O’Leary ).

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

Similar surnames: Geary, Leahy, Cleary, Leavy, Neary, Weary, Lary, Learn, Lear, Keary

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Leary Family Origin

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Leary Family Occupations

What did your Leary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Leary. 47% of Leary men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Leary women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leary were Electrician and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Maid
  • Teacher

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

Leary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Leary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leary 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 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Leary. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Leary. For the veterans among your Leary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leary Life Expectancy

What is the average Leary lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Leary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leary in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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