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Pear Name Meaning

English: topographic name from residence by a pear tree (Middle English pere Old English peru pere). Compare Perry . English: nickname from Middle English pere Old French per peer ‘peer or paragon’ also ‘companion’. English: from Middle English and Old French Per(e) Perre (equivalent to Peter). Compare Pierce and Pearson . Croatian: variant of Pehar a nickname or a metonymic occupational name from pehar ‘drinking-cup goblet’. Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname perhaps a shortened form of Pearlman or Pearlstein .

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


Similar surnames: Dear, Peak, Pearl, Bear, Fear, Bean, Wear, Kear, Spear, Haar

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Where is the Pear family from?

You can see how Pear families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pear family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pear families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Pear families living in New Jersey. This was about 45% of all the recorded Pear's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Pear families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pear surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pear ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pear. 26% of Pear men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Pear women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pear were Clerk and Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Pear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pear census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pear. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Pear. For the veterans among your Pear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pear lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pear in 1941 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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