Lear Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern France named with the Germanic element lar ‘clearing’. English: variant of Layer. English: nickname from Old English hleor ‘cheek’, ‘face’ . Irish: reduced Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir ‘son of the swarthy lad’ or ‘son of the servant of Odhar’, a byname from odhar (genitive uidhir) ‘dun-colored’, ‘weatherbeaten’. Compare McAleer.

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


Similar surnames: Bear, Dear, Lean, Leaf, Pear, Wear, Clear, Fear, Kear, Leap

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Lear Family Origin

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Lear Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Fisherman

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lear. The most common Lear occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Lear's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lear family was Fisherman.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Lear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Lear in 1944 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lear

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