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Origins of the Nearn surname

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About the Nearns

We have a total number of 365 records for people with the last name Nearn.

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Where do most Nearns live?

In 1921, most Nearns lived in South East.

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Interesting facts about Nearns

How common is your surname?

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

We have 316 records for the Nearn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1900.

Who were Nearns most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Nearn first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Nearns

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

Common Female occupations for Nearns in 1921


House Wife






Assistant Drapers


Common Male occupations for Nearns in 1921
Cabinet Maker




Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer




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