Bears Family History

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Bears Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of Welsh and English Pierce or (less probably) of Beers. Possibly a respelling of German Beers or the cognate Behrs.

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

Similar surnames: Bear, Bearss, Beers, Beans, Beas, Baars, Bearse, Byars, Pears, Beams

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Bears Family Origin

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Bears Family Occupations

What did your Bears ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bears family was Coalminer. The most common Bears occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Bears's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Beer Shop (Seller) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bears.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Beer Shop (Seller)

  • Coalminer


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Bears Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bears 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 936 immigration records available for the last name Bears. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bears. For the veterans among your Bears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bears Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bears in 1958 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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