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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

What did your Clear ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Clear. 15% of Clear men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Clear women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clear were Stevedore and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Railway Clerk
  • Stevedore

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Clear Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Clear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clear 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Clear. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Clear. For the veterans among your Clear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clear Life Expectancy

What is the average Clear lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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