Meadors Family History

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Meadors Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Meader.

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

Similar surnames: Meaders, Meador, Meadows, Manders, Mealor, Majors, Medders, Meads

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Meadors Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Meadors name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Meadors. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Meadors Family Origin

Where is the Meadors family from?

Meadors Family Occupations

What did your Meadors ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meadors family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meadors. The most common Meadors occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Meadors's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Meadors Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Meadors. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meadors census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 294 immigration records available for the last name Meadors. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Meadors. For the veterans among your Meadors ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meadors Life Expectancy

What is the average Meadors lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Meadors life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Meadors in 1948 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meadors

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meadors 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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