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Origins of the Anear surname

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About the Anears

We have a total number of 499 records for people with the last name Anear.

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Where do most Anears live?

In 1921, most Anears lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Anears

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We have 468 records for the Anear surname. The oldest one dates back to 1900.

Who were Anears most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Anears.

What are the most common Anear first names?

  • John
  • Richard
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Anears

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Anears in 1921


House Keeper


Boot Binder


Charwoman Parish Relief For Children


Cook (Domestic)


Common Male occupations for Anears in 1921


Able Seaman


Agl Lab


Book Shoe Maker


Boot And Shoe Maker


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