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Nearing Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Niering, a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia, or possibly an altered spelling of Nehring.

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


Similar surnames: Fearing, Neering, Gearing, Nehring, Hearing, Dearing, Zehring, Maring

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Where is the Nearing family from?

You can see how Nearing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nearing family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nearing families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 55 Nearing families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 83% of all the recorded Nearing's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Nearing families in 1911.
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What did your Nearing ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Nearing. 80% of Nearing men worked as a Miner and 34% of Nearing women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nearing were Fisherman and Housework.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner
    80%
  • Fisherman
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Saleswoman
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Nearing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nearing 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Nearing. 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 Nearing. For the veterans among your Nearing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nearing lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nearing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Nearing in 1955 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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