Shear Name Meaning

English: nickname for a beautiful or radiant person, or one with fair hair, from Middle English scher, schir ‘bright’, ‘fair’.

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


Similar surnames: Shean, Spear, Sheard, Hoar, Steer, Sher, Usher, Star, Haar, Speer

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Shear Family Origin

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Shear Family Occupations

What did your Shear ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Shear Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Shear ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Shear Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Shear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shear in 1950 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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