Rear Family History

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Rear Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Frear, Reay, Read, Lear, Pear, Bear, Reap, Gear, Sear, Wear

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Rear Family Origin

Where is the Rear family from?

Rear Family Occupations

What did your Rear ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rear family was Coach Guard Railway. Agricultural Labourer, Brewery Manager and Butler Domestic Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rear. The most common Rear occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Rear's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Brewery Manager

  • Butler Domestic Servant

  • Coach Guard Railway


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

Rear Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rear 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Rear. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Rear. For the veterans among your Rear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rear Life Expectancy

What is the average Rear lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rear in 1954 was 58, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rear 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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