Geary Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O’Gara). See also McGeary. English: from a personal name derived from Germanic ger, gar ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element (see, for example Garrett). English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing). Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehring or Gehrig.

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

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Geary Family Origin

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Geary Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geary. The most common Geary occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Geary's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Geary family was Carpenter.

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Geary Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Geary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geary in 1942 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geary

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