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Shearer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from an agent derivative of Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’; an occupational name for a sheep shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap. Middle English schere denoted shears and scissors of all sizes.

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


Similar surnames: Sherer, Sharer, Seader, Shirer, Scheerer, Scheurer, Theurer, Seager

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Shearer Family Origin

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Shearer Family Occupations

What did your Shearer ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Shearer Historical Records

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

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Shearer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shearer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Shearer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shearer in 1940 was 67, and 79 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shearer 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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