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Teer Family History

Teer Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Tear. Perhaps also a reduced form of Irish McTeer. Americanized spelling of German Thier or Dier.

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


Similar surnames: Teel, Peer, Tier, Geer, Keel, Keer, Tear, Steer, Deer, Teem

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Where is the Teer family from?

You can see how Teer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Teer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Teer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Teer families living in North Carolina. This was about 75% of all the recorded Teer's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Teer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Teer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Teer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Teer. 29% of Teer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Teer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Teer were Truck Driver and Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Operator
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Teer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Teer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Teer. For the veterans among your Teer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Teer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Teer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Teer in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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