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Mclear Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir ‘son of the swarthy lad’ or ‘son of the servant of Odhar’, a byname from odhar (genitive uidhir) ‘dun-colored’, ‘weatherbeaten’. Compare McAleer. See also McClure.

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


Similar surnames: Lear, Mclean, Mcaleer, Mccleary, Mcvean, Mcbean, Mcneary, Mckean

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Where is the Mclear family from?

You can see how Mclear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mclear family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mclear families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Mclear families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Mclear's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mclear families in 1840.
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What did your Mclear ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mclear. 34% of Mclear men worked as a Carpenter and 34% of Mclear women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mclear were Manager and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
    34%
  • Foreman
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Manager
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 760 immigration records available for the last name Mclear. 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 Cards

There are 732 military records available for the last name Mclear. For the veterans among your Mclear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mclear lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mclear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mclear in 1957 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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