Near Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Near Name Meaning

Probably of Scottish or Irish origin, a reduced and altered form of McNair.

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

Similar surnames: Neal, Neas, Nee, Nay, Lear, Neary, Bear, Tear, Bean, Wear

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Near Family Origin

Where is the Near family from?

Near Family Occupations

What did your Near ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Baptist Minister and Drapery Warehouseman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Near. A less common occupation for the Near family was Quarry Labourer. The most common Near occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 38% of Near's were Agricultural Labourers.

View Census data for Near | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Baptist Minister

  • Drapery Warehouseman

  • Quarry Labourer


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

Near Historical Records

What Near family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Near. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Near census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Near

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Near. 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.

View all Near immigration records

Draft Card

There are 72,000 military records available for the last name Near. For the veterans among your Near ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Near military records

You've only scratched the surface of Near family history.

Near Life Expectancy

What is the average Near lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Near life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Near in 1956 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Near

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Near 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.

Look up another name