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Meridieth Family History

Meridieth Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Meridith, Merideth, Meredith, Mendieta, Verdier, Merida, Merritt

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Where is the Meridieth family from?

You can see how Meridieth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meridieth family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Meridieth families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 25 Meridieth families living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Meridieth's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Meridieth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meridieth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meridieth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meridieth. 50% of Meridieth men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Farming
    30%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Meridieth family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 285 census records available for the last name Meridieth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meridieth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 26 immigration records available for the last name Meridieth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33 military records available for the last name Meridieth. For the veterans among your Meridieth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meridieth lifespan?

Between 1976 and 2003, in the United States, Meridieth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Meridieth in 1976 was 54, and 71 in 2003.

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