Near Family History

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Near Name Meaning

Probably of Scottish or Irish origin, a reduced and altered form of McNair.

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


Similar surnames: Neal, Neas, Nee, Nay, Lear, Neary, Bear, Tear, Bean, Wear

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Near Family Origin

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Near Family Occupations

What did your Near ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Near. 30% of Near men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Near women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Near were Truck Driver and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Nurse
    7%

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

Near Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Near. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Near 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Near. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Near. For the veterans among your Near ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Near Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Near life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Near in 1956 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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