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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Mears Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Mears Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Mears family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Mears

Wikipedia Rick Ravon Mears (born December 3, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas) is a retired American race car driver.
Wikipedia Christopher Peter Mears (born January 20, 1978 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired Canadian baseball pitcher who is currently an amateur scout for the Boston Red Sox currently assigned to the midwestern United States.
Wikipedia Raymond Paul "Ray" Mears (born 7 February 1964) is a British author and TV presenter on the subject of bushcraft and survival techniques, best known for the shows "Ray Mears' Bushcraft", "World of Survival" and "Extreme Survival".
Wikipedia Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing.
Wikipedia Tyrone Mears (born 18 February 1983) is an English-born professional football player who currently plays as a right-back for Burnley.
Wikipedia Helen Farnsworth Mears (December 21, 1872 - February 17, 1916) was an American sculptor.
Wikipedia Ray Mears (November 8, 1926 ? June 11, 2007) was a former collegiate basketball coach at Wittenberg University (1957-1962) and the University of Tennessee (1963-1977).
Wikipedia Otto Mears (1839 ? June 24, 1931) was a famous Colorado railroad builder and entrepreneur who played a major role in the early development of southwestern Colorado.
Wikipedia Charles Mears was a Michigan lumber businessman, a Chicago, Illinois capitalist, and a developer of the western part of Michigan.
Wikipedia Derek Mears (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role as the serial killer Jason Voorhees in the reboot of "Friday the 13th".