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

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  • Bricklayer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Cordwainer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Bricklayer, Agricultural Labourer and Cordwainer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tear. The most common Tear occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 6% of Tear's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Tear family was Labourer.

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Tear Historical Records

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Tear Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tear

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