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Cleary Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cléirigh (or Mac Cléirigh) ‘descendant (or son) of the scribe, clerk, or cleric (cléireach)’, also commonly Anglicized as Clark.

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


Similar surnames: Leary, Clary, Clardy, Mclear, Creary, Geary, Neary, Lear, Keary

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Cleary Family Origin

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Cleary Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleary. The most common Cleary occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Cleary's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cleary family was Carpenter.

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Cleary Life Expectancy

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