Sear Family History

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Sear Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Sayer.

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

Similar surnames: Sea, Lear, Sears, Wear, Semar, Seal, Segar, Searl, Bear, Seat

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Sear Family Origin

Where is the Sear family from?

Sear Family Occupations

What did your Sear ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sear family was Carpenter. The most common Sear occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Sear's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sear.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Sear Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Sear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sear 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sear. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sear. For the veterans among your Sear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sear Life Expectancy

What is the average Sear lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Sear in 1957 was 60, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sear 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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