Sears Name Meaning

Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below). English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir (see Sayer 1). Americanized form of French Cyr.

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


Similar surnames: Hearn, Mears, Kearns, Pearl, Sens, Mars, Sealy, Sas, Sari, Neary

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Sears Family Origin

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Sears Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Sears occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Sears's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sears. A less common occupation for the Sears family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Sears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sears in 1941 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sears

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