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A shearer is someone who shears, such as a cloth shearer, or a sheep shearer. Origins of the name include from near Bergen in Norway 1600s [Sweden of that period] as Skea (pronounced "Skeg" meaning "beard") and Heddle (meaning market place) as migrated to The Orkney Islands where the name 'Shearer' is found in Church marriage records of the time and as quite prolific for the overall population. Members of those family Shearer migrated to Australia and New Zealand in the 19th century and represents the highest concentration of nation for the name globally

Additionally, Shearers are some kind of mining machines used for continuous mining

Additionally, Shearer is a surname:

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  • Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American motion picture sound engineer
  • Jesse Lowen Shearer, American engineer
  • David Shearer (engineer) (1850-1936), inventor and agricultural implement manufacturer and steam car pioneer
  • John Shearer (engineer) (1845-1932), inventor and agricultural implement manufacturer
  • Reese A. Shearer (Engineer) (Born 1967), NX CAD and Teamcenter Mentor from the Detroit Automotive Industry.

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