Neary Family History

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Neary Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Náradhaigh ‘descendant of Náradhach’, a byname meaning ‘modest’.

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

Similar surnames: Geary, Beary, Keary, Leary, Merry, Terry, Near, Berry, Nealy, Neal

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Neary Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neary name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Neary. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Neary Family Origin

Where is the Neary family from?

Neary Family Occupations

What did your Neary ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Neary family was Bricklayers Labourer. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neary. The most common Neary occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Neary's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Bricklayers Labourer


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

Neary Historical Records

What Neary family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Neary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neary 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Neary. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Neary. For the veterans among your Neary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neary Life Expectancy

What is the average Neary lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Neary in 1948 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neary 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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