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Yeary Family History

Yeary Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Most probably a variant of Irish Geary.

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


Similar surnames: Heary, Geary, Gary, Fealy, Neary, Petry, Keary, Beary, Deacy, Eary

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Where is the Yeary family from?

You can see how Yeary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Yeary families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Yeary families living in Quebec. This was about 44% of all the recorded Yeary's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Yeary families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeary ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yeary. 24% of Yeary men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Yeary women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeary were Miner and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Yeary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeary 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Yeary. 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 Yeary. For the veterans among your Yeary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yeary lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yeary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yeary in 1942 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

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