US Tear Directories

Tear US Directories

The Tear name has been found right across the USA and are recorded in 34 of the country’s states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont & Virginia.

(By clicking on the main heading above, you will be able to see ALL the listings of the Tear name found in the US City Directories from 1822-1995)

I have attached examples from some states so you can see some more of the details and content: 

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Illinois                                                                             California

1915 entry for Daniel A, Henry R, Julia F (Teacher) & Mary R (Teacher) Tear, living in Chicago, Illinois
1916 entry for Henry C, Mary D & Bessie E Tear, living in Pasadena, California









North Dakota                                                                  Kansas

1896 entry for J W, G D, John H, A L, H M & M M Tear, living in Wichita, Kansas
1910 entry for Charles, George & Lace in Dickinson, North Dakota








Tennessee                                                                    Ohio

1903 entry for Narcissa Tear, a Cook living in Nashville Tennessee
1869 entry for Cealy Tear (Fireman) & Frederic Tear (Labourer) in Cleveland, Ohio









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I was born a Air Force baby in Germany and spent my childhood moving to and from England to various locations around the world. I never felt I had a place I could truly call home. My interest in family history began as a 11 year old returning to England and having my friends ask me 'where do you come from' I couldn't really answer this. I knew of my Baldwin grandparents and a couple of my father's aunts, but rarely saw then enough to build a relationship with them. It wasn't until later in life when I had to apply for a passport and I had to provide information about my parents etc that I realised it was about time I found out a bit more about my family. So my quest began.