Pear Family History

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Pear Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pe(e)re ‘pear’ (Old English pere, peru, from Latin pirum), a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of pears, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree or pear orchard. English: nickname from Middle English pere ‘peer’, ‘companion’ (Old French pe(e)r, from Latin par ‘equal’). Jewish: Americanization of some like-sounding Ashkenazic surname; e.g. possibly a shortened form of a surname such as Pearl, Pearlman, or Pearlstein.

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

Similar surnames: Dear, Peak, Pearl, Bear, Fear, Bean, Wear, Kear, Spear, Haar

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Pear Family Origin

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Pear Family Occupations

What did your Pear ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Pear occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Pear's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pear. A less common occupation for the Pear family was Boot Maker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Boot Maker


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

Pear Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Pear Life Expectancy

What is the average Pear lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Pear in 1941 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pear 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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