Teer Family History

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Teer Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Tear. Perhaps also a reduced form of Irish McTeer. Americanized spelling of German Thier or Dier.

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

Similar surnames: Teel, Peer, Tier, Geer, Keel, Keer, Tear, Steer, Deer, Teem

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Teer Family Origin

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Teer Family Occupations

What did your Teer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Teer occupation in the UK was Labourer Iron Wks. 13% of Teer's were Labourer Iron Wkss. Labourer Iron Wks, Shoemaker and Beer Seller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Teer. A less common occupation for the Teer family was Bricklayer.

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  • Labourer Iron Wks

  • Shoemaker

  • Beer Seller

  • Bricklayer


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

Teer Historical Records

What Teer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Teer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Teer

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Teer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Teer. For the veterans among your Teer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Teer Life Expectancy

What is the average Teer lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Teer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Teer in 1941 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Teer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Teer 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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