Meares Family History

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Meares Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Mears.

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


Similar surnames: Maris, Meers, Mires, Weare, Meaker, Mores, Yeates, Mares, Mears

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Meares Family Origin

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Meares Family Occupations

What did your Meares ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meares. The most common Meares occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Meares's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meares family was Drayman.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Drayman

    4%

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

Meares Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meares. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meares census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Meares

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Meares. 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 Meares. For the veterans among your Meares ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meares Life Expectancy

What is the average Meares lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Meares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meares in 1943 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meares

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meares 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.

Famous Meares Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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