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Origins of the Geary surname

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About the Gearys

We have a total number of 36008 records for people with the last name Geary.

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Where do most Gearys live?

In 1921, most Gearys lived in East Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Gearys

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We have 23,700 records for the Geary surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Gearys most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Geary first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Gearys

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

Common Female occupations for Gearys in 1921
Dressmaker

116

Laundress

59

Charwoman

51

General Servant Domestic

47

Domestic Servant

45

Common Male occupations for Gearys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

98

General Labourer

92

Tailor

83

Carpenter

71

Butcher

69

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