The name Teare comes from the Isle of Man and is derived from the Scottish name MacIntyre. In the early years of the 20th century the Manx economy was in decline due to the collapse of the fishing catch and Dumbells Bank crash in 1900. As a result many young men and women left the island looking for work and better opportunities. Teare is not a common name and estimates suggest there are now about 700 Teare’s in the UK (including the Isle of Man) and between 5-600 in the USA plus another 100 in each of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
This site is being developed to bring together all things Teare – family and social history, unusual facts and stories and anything else related to the name.
I look forward to hearing from you, please tell your Teare friends and relatives about the site and share your stories and anecdotes.