Yeary Family History

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Yeary Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. Most probably a variant of Irish Geary.

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

Similar surnames: Heary, Geary, Gary, Fealy, Neary, Petry, Keary, Beary, Deacy, Eary

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Yeary Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yeary name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yeary. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Yeary Family Origin

Where is the Yeary family from?

Yeary Family Occupations

What did your Yeary ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yeary occupation in the USA was Farmer. 66% of Yeary's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yeary. A less common occupation for the Yeary family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Works On Farm


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

Yeary Historical Records

What Yeary family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Yeary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeary 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Yeary. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yeary. For the veterans among your Yeary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yeary Life Expectancy

What is the average Yeary lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Yeary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yeary in 1942 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yeary

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yeary 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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