Mears Family History

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Mears Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a pond, Old English mere. topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, Old English (ge)m?re.

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


Similar surnames: Sears, Means, Meals, Mars, Meers, Meas, Merry, Mewes, Peart, Moors

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Mears Family Origin

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Mears Family Occupations

What did your Mears ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mears. 27% of Mears men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mears women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mears were Motorman and Assistant Handfolder

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Motorman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Student
    10%
  • Assistant Handfolder
    5%

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

Mears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Mears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mears 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mears. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Mears. For the veterans among your Mears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mears Life Expectancy

What is the average Mears lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mears in 1943 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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