Meager Family History

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Meager Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): nickname for a thin person, from Old French maigre ‘thin’, ‘slender’ (Latin macer ‘delicate’).

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


Similar surnames: Meagher, Mager, Beaver, Meger, Seager, Gager, Deger, Meader, Mealer

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Meager Family Origin

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Meager Family Occupations

What did your Meager ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meager family was Farmer. Laborer, Coal Miner and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meager. The most common Meager occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Meager's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Miner

    10%
  • Farmer

    7%

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

Meager Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meager 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Meager. 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 Meager. For the veterans among your Meager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meager Life Expectancy

What is the average Meager lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Meager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meager in 1959 was 59, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meager

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meager 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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