Pear Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pe(e)re ‘pear’ (Old English pere, peru, from Latin pirum), a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of pears, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree or pear orchard. English: nickname from Middle English pere ‘peer’, ‘companion’ (Old French pe(e)r, from Latin par ‘equal’). Jewish: Americanization of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname; e.g. possibly a shortened form of a surname such as Pearl, Pearlman, or Pearlstein.

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


Similar surnames: Dear, Peak, Pearl, Bear, Fear, Bean, Wear, Kear, Spear, Haar

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Pear Family Origin

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Pear Family Occupations

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  • Son

    75%
  • Farmer

    25%

In 1881, Son and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Pear. The most common Pear occupation in Canada was Son. 75% of Pear's were Sons.

Source: Census data for Pear | Data not to scale

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Pear Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Pear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pear in 1941 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pear

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