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Near Name Meaning

Probably Scottish: shortened and altered form of McNair .

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


Similar surnames: Neal, Neas, Nee, Nay, Lear, Neary, Bear, Tear, Bean, Wear

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You can see how Near families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Near family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Near families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Near families living in Essex. This was about 21% of all the recorded Near's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Near families in 1891.
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What did your Near ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Near. 85% of Near 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
    85%
  • Housewife
    16%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Near. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Near. For the veterans among your Near ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Near lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Near life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Near in 1956 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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