Skears Family History

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Skears Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Sears, Skeans, Stears, Shears, Spears, Syers, Spear, Akers, Sheard

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Skears Family Origin

Where is the Skears family from?

Skears Family Occupations

What did your Skears ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Skears. 10% of Skears men worked as a Bricklayer and 64% of Skears women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skears were Foreman Miller and Sister Inter Hospital

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • County Council Corry Driver (heavy Work
  • Florist Seedsman
  • Foreman Miller

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Drapers Asst (shut Dept)
  • Drapers Buyer
  • Sister Inter Hospital

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

Skears Historical Records

What Skears family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 289 census records available for the last name Skears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skears 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Skears. 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 28 military records available for the last name Skears. For the veterans among your Skears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skears Life Expectancy

What is the average Skears lifespan?

Between 1959 and 1981, in the United States, Skears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Skears in 1959 was 45, and 69 in 1981.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skears

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skears ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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