Mead Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English m?d). metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey.

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

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Mead Family Origin

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Mead Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mead family was Carpenter. The most common Mead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Mead's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mead.

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Mead Historical Records

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Mead Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Mead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mead in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mead

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