Fear Name Meaning

nickname for a sociable person, from Middle English fe(a)re ‘comrade’, ‘companion’ (Old English (ge)fera). nickname for a proud or haughty person, from Middle English fere ‘proud’ (Old French fier).

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


Similar surnames: Pear, Dear, Bear, Lear, Kear, Gear, Fair, Ferry, Sears, Peak

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Fear Family Origin

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Fear Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fear family was Laborer. The most common Fear occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Fear's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fear.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Fear Historical Records

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Fear Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Fear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Fear in 1945 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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