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Meck Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Macco (see Mack ).

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

Similar surnames: Merck, Eck, Mack, Mick, Weck, Mock, Mech, Merk, Feck, Menk

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Where is the Meck family from?

You can see how Meck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 27 Meck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Meck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Meck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meck. 19% of Meck men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Meck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meck were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Meck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Meck. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Meck. For the veterans among your Meck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meck lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Meck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Meck in 1946 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

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