Meader Family History

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Meader Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead, Middle English med(i)er (see Mead 2).

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


Similar surnames: Leader, Mader, Reader, Seader, Melder, Mander, Eder, Meiser, Beaber

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Meader Family Origin

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Meader Family Occupations

What did your Meader ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Meader ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Meader Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meader census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Meader

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Meader. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Meader. For the veterans among your Meader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meader Life Expectancy

What is the average Meader lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Meader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meader in 1953 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meader

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meader ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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