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Meredith Family History

Meredith Name Meaning
Welsh: from the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean ‘pomp, splendor’ and the second is iudd ‘lord’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

1,151,389 Historical Documents with Meredith on Ancestry.com
303,541 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
30,509 Military Records
15,683 Immigration Records
188,130 Census and Voter Lists
613,526 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Meredith Families

  • Number of Meredith families
     147 - 291
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Meredith families
     331 - 660
     111 - 330
     1 - 110
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Meredith families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Meredith Family Origin

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Meredith Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Meredith

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Meredith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Meredith Civil War Service Records

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