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Bearss Family History

Bearss Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English and Welsh Pierce.

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


Similar surnames: Bears, Bearse, Bearce, Barss, Beans, Bear, Bares, Barks, Beams

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Where is the Bearss family from?

You can see how Bearss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bearss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bearss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Bearss families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Bearss's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bearss families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bearss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bearss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bearss. 27% of Bearss men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bearss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bearss were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Saleswoman
    23%
  • Waitress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bearss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bearss 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 249 immigration records available for the last name Bearss. 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 961 military records available for the last name Bearss. For the veterans among your Bearss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bearss lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bearss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bearss in 1959 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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