Leary Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoghaire, ‘descendant of Laoghaire’ (see O’Leary ).

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


Similar surnames: Geary, Leahy, Cleary, Leavy, Neary, Weary, Lary, Learn, Lear, Keary

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Leary Family Origin

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Leary Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leary family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leary. The most common Leary occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Leary's were Laborers.

Source: Census data for Leary | Data not to scale

Leary Historical Records

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Leary Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Leary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leary in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leary

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