Gearing Family History

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Gearing Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a Germanic personal name beginning with the element ger, gar ‘spear’ (see Geary 2). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gehring.

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

Similar surnames: Gehring, Fearing, Dearing, Nearing, Herring, Goring, Bering, Garing

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Gearing Family Origin

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Gearing Family Occupations

What did your Gearing ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gearing family was Carpenter. Gardener, Bricklayer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gearing. The most common Gearing occupation in the UK was Gardener. 3% of Gearing's were Gardeners.

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  • Gardener

  • Bricklayer

  • Carman

  • Carpenter


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

Gearing Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Gearing. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gearing 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gearing. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gearing. For the veterans among your Gearing ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gearing Life Expectancy

What is the average Gearing lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gearing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gearing in 1953 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gearing

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gearing 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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