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Meas Name Meaning

Cambodian: written មាស from a Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘gold’. Americanized form of German Mies . Norwegian (Meås): habitational name from the farm name Meås Meaas in Telemark a compound of mid ‘in the middle’ and ås ‘hill ridge’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Meaas. French (Méas): possibly a habitational name from a locality so named in Nièvre. This surname is very rare or perhaps even extinct in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beas, Hees, Mas, Mead, Means, Mears, Meals, Meis, Deas, Deal

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Where is the Meas family from?

You can see how Meas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Meas families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Meas's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Meas families in 1840.
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What did your Meas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meas. 36% of Meas men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Meas women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meas were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Waitress
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Passenger Lists

There are 398 immigration records available for the last name Meas. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Meas. For the veterans among your Meas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meas lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Meas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Meas in 1964 was 62, and 76 in 2004.

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