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Where is the Gears family from?
You can see how Gears families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gears family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gears families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Gears families living in Tennessee. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gears's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gears families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gears surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gears. 27% of Gears men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Gears women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gears were Clerk and Beautician.