Wears Family History

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Wears Name Meaning

English: variant of Wear.

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

Similar surnames: Weare, Wear, Pears, Bears, Weaks, Gears, Warf, Wares, Yeats, Weary

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Wears Family Origin

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Wears Family Occupations

What did your Wears ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wears family was School Mistress. Farmer, Blacksmith and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wears. The most common Wears occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Wears's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Painter

  • School Mistress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wears ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wears 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Wears. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wears. For the veterans among your Wears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wears Life Expectancy

What is the average Wears lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Wears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Wears in 1958 was 44, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wears

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wears 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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