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Where is the Gear family from?
You can see how Gear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gear family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gear families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Gear families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Gear's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gear families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gear surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gear. 22% of Gear men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gear women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gear were Truck Driver and Clerk.