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Fearing Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Feering a village in Essex named from the Old English personal name Fēra + -ingas ‘people of’ i.e. ‘(settlement of) Fēra's people’. Perhaps also derived from Fring Norfolk. Americanized form of German Viering a topographic name for someone from a swampy area from a derivative of ancient Germanic vir ‘bog swamp’ or a variant of Fehring

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ferring, Gearing, Herring, Nearing, Dearing, Fehring, Reading

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You can see how Fearing families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fearing family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fearing families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 20 Fearing families living in Lancashire. This was about 51% of all the recorded Fearing's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Fearing families in 1891.
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What did your Fearing ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Fearing. 100% of Fearing women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 794 immigration records available for the last name Fearing. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Fearing lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fearing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Fearing in 1946 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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