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Sears Name Study

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How to Join

Please contact the project leader L Ray Sears or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

  1. Add Sears to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in G2G.

Goals

This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. For now we will try to limit the progenitor list to people that currently spell their name Sears. We currently have over 100 different Sears families in the "forest" of Sears trees. Feel free to join the Sears Family Association Facebook Page to communicate with others researching this family name.

Origin of the Sears Family Name

Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair, which in turn may be a patronymic from a Gaelicized form of the Old English personal name Saeger (see 2 below). English: patronymic from a Middle English personal name Saher or Seir (see Sayer 1). Americanized form of French Cyr. Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press.

Other names which have been changed to Sears: The name was originally spelled lots of different ways - Cerras (Polish), Cyr (French), Sariyar, Sayers, Sares, Scarce, Scearce, Scears, Sear, Sears, Seers, Seirs, Serrer, Sias, Siers, Sire, Sirre, [Soares, Suarez, Suares (Portuguese)], Zaher (German), Tsiorz (Lithuania) here in the U.S.


Sears Y-DNA Results - https://www.familytreedna.com/public/sears?iframe=ycolorized

[[Category:Descendants of Richard Sears-65]] [[Category:Descendants of Robert Sears-1967]]

Note: Ten generations of the Sears descendants of Richard Sears have now been entered into Wikitree

Task List

1. Links to Sears family progenitors in Wikitree. (we are looking for Sears men for whom we don't know the parents! If you can find the parents of a Sears in this list, please feel free to delete the entry and add the oldest ancestor of this person if not already listed here) Sears Progenitors

2. Determine the size of the tree descending from each of these Sears men.

3. Links to Sears family trees in various other mediums (Family Search, Ancestry, My Heritage). As of 7 Oct 2020 i have added the first six generations of the Descendants of Richard Sears of Plymouth Colony to Wikitree. Working on the 7th generation now!

4. Adopt Orphaned Sears Profiles for improving.

5. Add sources to Sears Unsourced Profiles. https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Unsourced_Profiles&from=Sears

6. Connect unconnected Sears profiles on your watchlist- https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Unconnected&order=dateup&viewAll=1&s=Sears

7. Add to Sears Gazetteer on Google Maps- a list of places in the world that have the name Sears https://tinyurl.com/y85n35nu

8. SearsArchivesThe Sears Archives are currently maintained by L. Ray Sears, III and consist of 15 file drawers with letters, genealogies, photos, emails and other documents (over 100,000 documents in all) related to the genealogical study of Sears family members. Currently the repository is 10149 NW 99th St, Yukon, OK 73099 but they are being transferred drawer by drawer to Christ Church Longwood (Sears Chapel), Brookline, Massachusetts, POC Douglas W Sears.

9. Links to books which contain information about the Sears Family

Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) by May, S. P. 1890. Archive.org link to author's own copy of the book with many additions and corrections
The Descendants of Thomas Clarke link to Archive.org
Genealogy of the Howes Family in North America. by Howes, Joshua Crowell. 1892. Archive.org link
Sears Genealogical Catalogue. by Sears, L. Ray III. 1990


10. Categorize Descendants of Richard Sears

11.

Some of the more notable "Sears Places"

Ancient Sears Cemetery West Brewster, Barnstable (Cape Cod), Massachusetts Tiny URL Link since the other link won't work in an email
Quivet Neck, East Dennis, Mass. sometimes known as "Searsville"

Sears Educators:

Sears Clergy Link to a Wiki Category listing members of any Sears family who were clergy.

Sears Veterans: Link to Sears Veterans Wiki Space

Sears Doctors:

Cushman Allen Sears, MD (1838-1919)
Benjamin Lovett Sears ()


Sears Trees in Ancestry:

https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/42/?name=_sears
515,292 Sears entries in Ancestry trees as of 26 Jun 2022
544,820 Sears entries in Ancestry trees as of 29 May 2023
628,927 Sears entries in Ancestry trees as of 18 Feb 2024 (many duplicate entries)
Unique Trees
ALTGI Ancestry Profile Quilt Family Tree
Amy Cheshire Ancestry Profile DW Family Tree
allensears66
annesears Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree
Annemarie Sears Ancestry Profile Knaust, Windedal and Sears Family Tree
Barbara O Greenberg Ancestry Profile Pechenek Van Vorse- 43,000 people
beckbrooks2571 Ancestry Profile Beck Brooks Family Tree
BerrylynnFreeby Ancestry Profile Hobbs Family Tree
BSEVEDGE Ancestry Profile Gatton
bw279 Ancestry Profile Bruce Woodworth Family- 73,000 people as of 18 Jun 2022
Cathy Sears Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree -198 people
cficorelli1 Ancestry Profile Burns Family Tree
cifelligd Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree
cmakinski Ancestry Profile Chris' Tree
crystals48 Ancestry Profile Nulle-Sears Family Tree- 69 people
dannrochon1 Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree-116 people
Donald_Sears69 Ancestry Profile Sears Campbell Warren Phillips
Ecarr34 Ancestry Profile
eellitta Ancestry Profile Young Family Tree- 35,000 tree
exploringspace Ancestry Profile Anderson Covington Rednour Hertenstein 1Tree
fred sears Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree-
frogfuz Ancestry Profile Swanson tree
Gaeylen S. Sears Ancestry Profile Brian Sears Family Tree
gammaellen Ancestry Family Tree 28973236/person/100187768337 Ellen Mendel family tree
gatwickjo Ancestry Profile joanne sears spencer family tree
grcleve Ancestry Profile Robertson Family Tree-
Gustav Oberg Ancestry Profile michgus
HenryXman Ancestry Profile Appomatox Online
HillANDBeebeDNA Ancestry Profile 1Hill/Beebe DNA FL/GA
Jacob Sears Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree 1,680 people
Jacquelyn Clark Ancestry Profile Clark - Sears - Cooper -Rolle Family Tree-32 people
jeffepage12 Ancestry Profile Page Family Tree
JimSears Ancestry Profile Sears/Draper Family Tree
Joyce Hendrix Ancestry Profile Joyce Inman Family Tree
JudithSearsAllen Ancestry Profile My Sears - Moninger - Allen Family File 9,442 people
June Montalbano Ancestry Profile June Howell Family Tree
kent_clow Ancestry Profile My Noble Ancestors
Kimberly Smith Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree-20 people
Kitkat3 Ancestry Profile Catherine Saunders Sears Ransom Bio family tree-20 people
Kurtis Miller Ancestry Profile Miller Family Tree
Larry_Eastland Ancestry Family Tree 20109862/person/898324133 Our Family Tree Eastland
LeslieSchremp Ancestry Profile Field Schremp Family Tree
lkelly0018 Ancestry Profile Giannasio Family Tree
margyewrye Ancestry Profile Pedigo Family Tree
Mark Wing Ancestry Profile Ancestors and Relatives of Mark Wing
martha Bol Ancestry Profile Marty Family Tree
Mary Sears-Wall Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree-215 people(Canada)
melburns78 Ancestry Profile Mel Demarest Family Tree
Misty Sears Ancestry Profile Baker Family Tree 148 people
mlequier Ancestry ProfileThe Lequier/Phillips Tree
mwilkers3 Ancestry Profile Wilkerson Family Tree
nic201207 Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree-240 people (England)
pakak47 Ancestry Profile Shiverick Family Tree
pascoagwood Ancestry Profile Lebeau, Barriere, Jette Family Tree- 7,000 people
peseers61 Ancestry Profile AllMyCousins
peterwve Ancestry Profile Peter Van Eaton famly tree
plater1381 Ancestry Profile Arnold Family Tree- 128,000 people as of 18 Jun 2022
RBur68 Ancestry Profile J Burke Family tree- 3,000 people
R Thomas Fatzinger Ancestry Profile Fatzinger family tree
Ronald Sears Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree 54 people
Rosalind Sears Ancestry Family Tree 168750321/person/352191090973 Sears Family Tree 2 -50 people
ryan sears Ancestry Profile sears Family Tree-23 people
scott huston Ancestry Profile huston family tree
SearsGenie {{Ancestry Tree|76414863|36346344201]} Sears
Sheila Wilgar Ancestry Profile Heath Family Tree- 2,000 people
Susan Martin Ancestry Profile Sears-Martin Family Tree
tsears145 Ancestry Profile Sears Family Tree- 232 people as of 18 Jun 2022
SianThomas47 Ancestry Profile Sebenthall tree- 264 people
SylviaMcDonald101 Ancestry Profile Sylvia Lewis Family Tree
Thomas Hardison Ancestry Profile Hardison Family GED SEP 2021
Tom Cox Ancestry Profile Cox Family Tree
WandaBarton53 Ancestry Profile Otis D Prewitt tree
wbaldwinindy Ancestry Profile Baldwin Family Tree
Charles_Wilford Ancestry Profile WillfordBrotebeck
WNYwillieb Ancestry Profile Frederick Coddington Updike- 20,000 people as of 18 Jun 2022
Michael Andrew Funk Ancestry Profile


Sears Family Facebook Pages

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SearsFamilyAssociation
Richard and Sears Family
Sears Family
Sears and allied families of Pulaski/Whitley/Knox Counties KY


Wikitreer Sears

Researchers who follow SEARS

Researchers who don't necessarily "follow" the family but have signed honor code and made changes to Sears profiles - Many Thanks to them!! : (https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Surname&s=SEARS&order=name)

Fen Aarons
Bob Abhalter
Janice Adams
Derek Allen
Karrie Anderson
Mike Anderson
Kelly (Annandale) Blight
LM Anonymous
Angela Antwine
Wayne Austin
Pauline (Baechler) Horn
David Bailey
Faylene Bailey
Stephanie (Baillio) Evans
Chris Ball
Theresa Bashford
Cynthia (Bayer) Melton
Doreen (Baylis) Saunders
Mary (Bergeron) Harris
Diane (Bernard) Godlewski
Judith (Bernier) Brandau
Jason Betts
Steven Bicknell
Stuart Bloom
Sherri Bohan
Michael Bogues
Darlene Bora
E Borgman
Dianne (Bothamley) Fullerton
Robert Bouthillier
David Bowman
LeeAnn Braddy
Erin Breen
Sarah Brierley
Kathy (Brown) Lamm
Heather Brown
Pat Brunson
Rhonda (Brymm) Steedman
Mike Buffington
Dennis Burman
J Burrow
Mary Busha
Joanne C
Christine (Campbell) Preston
Nanette (Campbell) Rohrbaugh
Pamela (Carpenter) Monaghan
Kimberly Carroll
Mark Carroll
Linda (Carruth) Peterson
Kenneth Carter
Bill Castle
E. Catterall
Claire (Chapel) Nava
Linda Chickering
Virginia (Clark) Wilber
Cassidy (Cloer) Lawrence
Randy Coggeshall
Roger Cole
Kim Collins
Matthew Combs
Rhonda (Connors) Evans
Michael Conte
Daniel Cooley
Doug Cooper
Leanne Cooper
Anon (Cormack) Sharkey
Debbie (Costa) Garcia
Miriam Cote
Jamie Cox
Nancy (Cox) Wilson
Robert Cox
Sandy (Craig) Patak
Steph Creamer
Cheryl (Crooke) Bostrom
James Cross
Alton Crowell
Leslie Crowell
Shelly Cumbie
Rick Cunningham
Lori (Curtis) Downs
Talicyn Daniels
Connie (Daniels) Graves
Nick Dann
Beverly (Davis) Ahrens
Jacqueline (Davis) Berzins
Betty Davis
Calvin Davis Jr.
Jacqueline (Davis) Berzins
Oscar Dayton
Michelle Desrocher
David DeWolfe
Nancy (Diener) Regan
Dennis Doolittle
Del Edgeler
Rob Edgeton II
Mark Edlund
Mike Eggleston
Christopher Eliot
Bonita (Ellis) McPherren
Kathy Evans
Tim Fackler
Robin (Felch) Wedertz
Ken Field Jr.
Russ Filip
Kerry Fisher
Alexander Fisher
M. Fitzgerald
Aton Forbes
Nanci (Fortner) Lamborn
Bob Foster
Kylie Fowler
William Fox Jr.
Jean (Fraser) Hollis
Graeme Freeland
John French Ph.D.
Nanette (Gahn) Pezzutti
Michelle (Gerard) Hartley
Douglas German
Vicki (Gilliland) Lord
Leticia Goebel
Rosemary (Goines) Coppock
Linda (Granger) Czaja
Erik Granstrom
Anonymous Gray
Kevin Greer
David Grinnell
Julia Gustafson
Matthew Hake
Faith Ann Nelson
Anastasia (Hall) Saward
Jean (Hannaford) Paradis
Amie (Hannold) Markovitz
Charles Hastings
Franklin Hastings
Pamela (Henderson) LeCroy
Maggie Hedrick
Loyd Henion
Laurence Hennessy
Gail (Hermenitt) Wagner
Molly Herod
John Hester
Brian (Hill) O'Neill Hill
Sylvia (Hinson) McAlister
Freda (Hobbs) Sears
Audrey (Hoppes) Martin
Sharon (Hosie) Withrow
Jean (Holt) Stevens
Tomek (Hommel) Bernstetter
Kevin B Hopkins
Renee (Hopper) Banks
Audrey (Hoppes) Martin
Kim Horner
Sharon (Hosie) Withrow
Keith Houston
Justin (Howery) Durand
Charlotte (Howes) Robinson
Eric Howlett
Billy Huffman Jr.
Shaylea Huffnagle
Frank Hugenberger
Eric Hull
Loralee Hutton
Jeff Ikeler
Sean Irvine
Robert Ivey
Dennis Jacques II
Jeff Jahn
Melinda (Jeffs) Gutermuth
Kristy (Jewell) McLaren
Bob Jewett
Sarah Johanson
Jennifer Jordan
John (Karbginsky) Browning
Owen Kaser
Michelle Ketcham
Gene Key
Robert Kimple
Chris Klasing
Jason Klehr
Patrick Kramer
Richard Lacy
Mama Kiki Lajeunesse
Tina (Lane) Slack
LS Lawrence
Peggy (Lawrence) Gardine
Renaud LeBlanc
Jason Lee
Cathy (Lee) Brandstetter
Loretta (Leger) Corbin
Ian Leighty
Mark Lemen
Patricia (Long) Kent
Cortland Lowe Jr.
Jennifer (Lirette) Ouellette
Patty (Luker) LaPlante
Jill (Lukosky) McGuire
Harley Lusher
Hope (MacInnis) Ryan
Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Cai (Mahoney-Maver) Stuart-Maver
J. Mancha
Joyce (Markert) Collins
Liz Marshall
Brett Martin
Hailey Martin
Lance Martin
Paul Masini
Anne Massey
Karen (Mauger) Gunn
Patrick McCann
Terry (McClintock) Fillow
Mike McClure
Vickie (MCGuirt) Carris
Liz (McIntosh) Macdonald
Barbara Mclean
Stephanie (McPherson) Grohol
Eric Meany
Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan
Beryl Meehan
Cassandra Miles
Karen (Miller) Vornholt
Kathryn (Miller) Greenwald
Katrina Miller
Joe Mooney
Aurelia Moore
David Moore
Frances Moore
Matthew Moquin
Howard Morgan
Amber Morrill
Denise (Morton) Sears
Gerry (Mos) Moss
Darlene Moynihan
Michele Mullin
Joe Murray
Kristi (Myers) Hancock
Brian Nash
D Natale
Matt Needles
Edie (Nibling) Kohutek J.D.
Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Kelly O'Hair
Sharon (Oldaker) Haynes
Pam (Osborne) Hendrix
Arthur Owen
Neal Parker
Joe Patterson
James Paxton
Judy (Pearce) Deranian
Brian Peck
Melinda Penne
NJ Penny
Amanda Petty
Jason Phillips
Gail (Pickens) Martin
Cheri (Pierce) Cookson
Rick Pierpont
Randall Plummer
Gina (Pocock) Jarvi
Susan Pombrio
Terry Poole
Bruce Porter
John Powers
Tim Prince
Michael Purcell
Kevin Raleigh
S Randolph
Jim Raney
Whitney Rapp
K Raymoure
Linda (Repass) Banner
Lisa (Revard) Trudeau
Kevin Reynolds
Kelly Riend
Phil Roberts
W Robertson
Toby Rockwell
Jody Rodgers
Jan (Roll) Holland
Sandra (Rolph) Elanges
Gregory Rose
Laura (Rowe) Bailey
Edward Rowlance
Monica (Roxburgh) Sears
LJ Russell
Glenn Rutz
Michael Ryan
Steve Ryan
Richard Ryker
Megan Ryno
Jennifer (Savidge) Kahley
A Sears
Allison Sears
Alton Sears
Amy Sears
Andrew Sears
Andy Sears
Ange Sears
Anon Sears
Anonymous Sears
Barbara (Sears) Brace
Brian Sears
Bryan Sears
Caitlyn Sears
Callie Sears
Cameron Sears
Carl Sears
Caroline Sears
Catherine Sears
Chuck Sears
DH Sears
Dennis Sears
Diane Sears
Diane Sears
Donald Sears
Geoff Sears
Hope Sears
Jami Sears
Jeanine (Sears) Anonymous
Kathleen Sears
Ken Sears
Kristen Sears
Kristina Sears
L. Ray Sears III, P.E.
Len Sears
M Sears
Marilyn Sears
Marsha (Sears) Anderson
Matt Sears
Misty Sears
Pam Sears
RR Sears
Richard Sears
Samantha (Sears) Dimovski
Sandy (Sears) Loscheider
Sherry (Sears) Dale
Wayne Sears
Victoria (Sears) Fraser
Steve Selbrede
Craig Seller
Diane (Sellers) Campbell
Richard Shelley
Mike Shetler
Nedra Shields Phd
Beth Shier
Roger Shipman
Alena Simar
Janet Sinnett
Judy (Slifko) Plumery
Nancy (Small) Downing
Deena (Smith) Cross
Eloise Smith
Hal Smith Sr.
Jeanne (Smith) King
Ramona Smith
S Smith
Valerie Smith
Jane (Snell) Copes
Chet Snow
Carl Sorensen
James Spencer
Keith Mann Spencer
Susan (Spencer) Houston
David Spiteri
Eric Spoonamore
Karen St. Jean
Andrea (Stawski) Pack
David Stearns Jr.
S Stevenson
Deana Stepp
Karen Stewart
Don Stone
Linda Striegel
Cathie Stumpenhaus
Marsha Sturdivant
Amy (Swofford) Warter
Stacey (Hickey) Struble
Doug Tabor
Rollie Taylor
Susan (Taylor) Concannon
Danny Thomas
Kern (Thompson) Brogan
Shirley (Thompson) Gilbert
Ann (Thompson) Johnson
David Thomson III
Hope Tillman
William Timbers Jr.
Polly (Tinsman) Nelson
Dave Tower
Ron Tower
Rita (Triplett) Matteson
Glenn Tuley
Susan Tye
Cari (Van Tine) Yocom
James David VanDerMark
Robbie Varipapa Jr.
Connie (Volk) Sanders
Jackson Wagner
A Wakefield
Rand Walden
Theresa Walker
Brittany Walker
Brian Walsh
Christine Waltz
E Ward
Stu Ward
Anonymous Wasson
Eric Weddington
Jessica Wellman
Sue (Wells) Crawford
Al West
Martyn West
Jeremy Westerfield
Scout Weygandt
Kathy (Whitfield) Stepp
Steven Whitfield
Alan Whitman
Catherine (Willhite) V
Joe Williams
Yvonne (Williams) Doñate
Beverly (Williams) Taylor
Rebecca (Withee) Gillespie
Mark Wolfe
Robin Wood C.Eng
Matt Woolery
Robert Woolfitt MD
Gerald Woollard
Richard Wright
GeneJ X
Glenn York
Laura (Young) Hanley
Suzanne Youngers
Anonymous Zimmer
Randi Zurcher


First 1,000 https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Surname&s=SEARS&limit=1000&start=1000&cln=0&order=name&secondary_order=&layout=comfortable





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