Mears Family History

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Mears Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a pond, Old English mere. topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, Old English (ge)m?re.

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


Similar surnames: Sears, Means, Meals, Mars, Meers, Meas, Merry, Mewes, Peart, Moors

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Mears Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mears name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mears. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Mears Family Origin

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Mears Family Occupations

What did your Mears ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mears family was Farming. The most common Mears occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Mears's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mears.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Mears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Mears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mears 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mears. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Mears. For the veterans among your Mears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mears Life Expectancy

What is the average Mears lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mears in 1943 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mears

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mears 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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