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Pears Name Meaning

English: variant of Pearce.

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


Similar surnames: Pearse, Peers, Peard, Peairs, Bears, Peare, Wears, Peary, Gears

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Where is the Pears family from?

You can see how Pears families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pears family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pears families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Pears families living in New York. This was about 56% of all the recorded Pears's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Pears families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pears surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pears ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pears. 30% of Pears men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Pears women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pears were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Laundress
    14%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Pears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pears 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Pears. 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 Pears. For the veterans among your Pears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pears lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Pears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pears in 1961 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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