Meara Family History

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Meara Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Meara, a variant of O’Mara.

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


Similar surnames: Mara, Hearn, Near, Heary, Leary, Neary, Mcada, Keary, Mars, Avara

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Meara Family Origin

Where is the Meara family from?

Meara Family Occupations

What did your Meara ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Keeps House

    6%

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

Meara Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Meara Life Expectancy

What is the average Meara lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Meara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meara in 1942 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meara 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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