Shears Family History

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Shears Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Shear 1.

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


Similar surnames: Sears, Spears, Sheard, Stears, Sher, Skeans, Shearn, Shearer, Shear

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Shears Family Origin

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Shears Family Occupations

What did your Shears ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shears family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shears. The most common Shears occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Shears's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shears ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shears census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shears. 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 Card

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

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Shears Life Expectancy

What is the average Shears lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Shears in 1944 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shears

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shears 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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