Origin: Norman. As we follow the name Gear back through history, we find that the surname is ultimately derived from the Middle English word "geary," meaning "changeable" or "passionate." First found in Suffolk, where the earliest record of the name is of Albert, Joscelin Gere, between 133-60 as listed in the "Cartularium monasterii de Rameseia" rolls.

Spelling variations include: Gear, Geare, Geear, Geere, Gere and others.

Edward Gear y Grevy & Kathleen O'Farrell y Ennis ( modificado el 21.03.2017 )