Meals Family History

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Meals Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a grinder or seller of flour, Middle English mele.

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

Similar surnames: Mells, Mears, Means, Meas, Wells, Mars, Veale, Seals, Veals, Deal

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Meals Family Origin

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Meals Family Occupations

What did your Meals ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meals family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meals. The most common Meals occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Meals's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Meals Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Meals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meals 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 419 immigration records available for the last name Meals. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meals. For the veterans among your Meals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meals Life Expectancy

What is the average Meals lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Meals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Meals in 1956 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meals

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meals 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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