Clear Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from clere, a component of several place names in north Hampshire (Highclere, Burghclere, Kingsclere). This is of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic stream name meaning ‘bright’ (cognate with Latin clarus ‘clear’, ‘bright’). English and Irish: variant of Clare. Translation of German Klar 1.

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


Similar surnames: Clare, Lear, Claar, Caesar, Claro, Leaf, Clar, Leer, Cleve, Crear

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Clear Family Origin

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Clear Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clear. The most common Clear occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Clear's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Clear family was Bricklayer.

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Clear Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Clear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Clear in 1943 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clear

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