Tear Family History

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Tear Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McIntyre. Possibly an altered spelling of German Thier.

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

Similar surnames: Teer, Gear, Bear, Tea, Teat, Teare, Traw, Teal, Teas, Deur

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Tear Family Origin

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Tear Family Occupations

What did your Tear ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Miner Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tear. 3% of Tear men worked as a Coal Miner Hewer and 54% of Tear women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tear were Bedding Mattress Maker and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Miner Hewer
  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk
  • Bedding Mattress Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • House Duties
  • Unpaid Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tear Historical Records

What Tear family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Tear. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tear 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 Tear. 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 Tear. For the veterans among your Tear ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tear Life Expectancy

What is the average Tear lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Tear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Tear in 1956 was 33, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tear

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tear 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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