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Meade Name Meaning

Irish: habitational name from Midheach the Gaelic name of County Meath in Ireland. Its Anglicized forms are now indistinguishable from those of the English name Mead . English: variant of Mead .

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

Similar surnames: Meads, Meader, Mead, Reade, Veale, Medd, Neale, Meador, Meara, Lease

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Where is the Meade family from?

You can see how Meade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meade families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Meade families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Meade's in USA. New York had the highest population of Meade families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meade surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meade. 14% of Meade men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Meade women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meade were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Meade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meade 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Meade. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Meade. For the veterans among your Meade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meade lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Meade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Meade in 1942 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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