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Origins of the Cleary surname

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About the Clearys

We have a total number of 35931 records for people with the last name Cleary.

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Where do most Clearys live?

In 1921, most Clearys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Clearys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 12,400 records for the Cleary surname. The oldest one dates back to 1750.

Who were Clearys most likely to marry?

Mc Clearys

&

Smiths

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Clearys.

What are the most common Cleary first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Cleary family members

Common jobs for Clearys

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

Common Female occupations for Clearys in 1921
Laundress

49

Charwoman

42

Dressmaker

37

Cotton Weaver

36

Domestic Servant

33

Common Male occupations for Clearys in 1921
General Labourer

107

Dock Labourer

59

Tailor

41

Clerks

30

Fireman

26

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