Meads Family History

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Meads Name Meaning

English: variant of Mead 1.

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

Similar surnames: Meade, Meas, Mead, Medd, Meares, Eads, Meals, Keays, Mars, Meers

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Meads Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Meads name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Meads Family Origin

Where is the Meads family from?

Meads Family Occupations

What did your Meads ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meads. A less common occupation for the Meads family was Farming. The most common Meads occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Meads's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Meads Historical Records

What Meads family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Meads. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meads 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meads. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Meads. For the veterans among your Meads ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meads Life Expectancy

What is the average Meads lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Meads life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meads in 1953 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meads 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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