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Meads Family History

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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Where is the Meads family from?

You can see how Meads families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meads family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meads families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Meads families living in Maryland. This was about 32% of all the recorded Meads's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Meads families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meads surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meads ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meads. 22% of Meads men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Meads women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meads were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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