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Where is the Bears family from?
You can see how Bears families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bears family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bears families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bears families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bears's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Bears families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bears surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bears. 21% of Bears men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Bears women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bears were Salesman and Maid.