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Mcnear Family History

Mcnear Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: variant spelling of McNair.

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


Similar surnames: Mcneal, Mcneer, Mcnab, Mcnealy, Mcnemar, Mcalear, Mcneff, Mckeag

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Where is the Mcnear family from?

You can see how Mcnear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnear family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnear families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Mcnear family living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcnear's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcnear families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnear surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnear ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcnear. 31% of Mcnear men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Mcnear women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnear were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mcnear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnear 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 595 immigration records available for the last name Mcnear. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcnear. For the veterans among your Mcnear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnear lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mcnear in 1954 was 31, and 61 in 2004.

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