Gears Family History

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Gears Name Meaning

English: variant of Gear.

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


Similar surnames: Bears, Wears, Pears, Hearn, Meares, Geary, Gear, Fears, Peers, Mears

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Gears Family Origin

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Gears Family Occupations

What did your Gears ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gears occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Gears's were Farmers. Farmer, Coachman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gears. A less common occupation for the Gears family was Coal Miner.

View Census data for Gears | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    18%
  • Coachman

    12%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Coal Miner

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gears ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gears census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gears. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gears. For the veterans among your Gears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gears Life Expectancy

What is the average Gears lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gears in 1945 was 35, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gears

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gears ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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