Nearing Family History

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Nearing Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Niering, a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia, or possibly an altered spelling of Nehring.

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


Similar surnames: Fearing, Neering, Gearing, Nehring, Hearing, Dearing, Zehring, Maring

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Nearing Family Origin

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Nearing Family Occupations

What did your Nearing ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nearing family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nearing. The most common Nearing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Nearing's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Nearing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nearing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nearing 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Nearing. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nearing. For the veterans among your Nearing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nearing Life Expectancy

What is the average Nearing lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nearing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Nearing in 1955 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nearing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nearing 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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