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Bearse Family History

Bearse Name Meaning

Variant of Welsh and English Pierce. Compare Bearce.

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

Similar surnames: Bearce, Bears, Bearss, Beare, Pearce, Pearse, Beese, Beams, Beagle

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Where is the Bearse family from?

You can see how Bearse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bearse family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bearse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 76 Bearse families living in Massachusetts. This was about 86% of all the recorded Bearse's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bearse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bearse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bearse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bearse. 15% of Bearse men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Bearse women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bearse were Clerk and Clerk.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bearse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bearse 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 575 immigration records available for the last name Bearse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 907 military records available for the last name Bearse. For the veterans among your Bearse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bearse lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bearse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bearse in 1954 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

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