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Mecklenburg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the province of this name in northern Germany so called from Old Saxon mikil ‘big great’ + burg ‘castle’. Amongst Jews this may have been acquired alternatively as an artificial name.

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


Similar surnames: Tecklenburg, Ellenberg, Greenburg, Brandenburg, Hackenburg, Ehrenberg

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Where is the Mecklenburg family from?

You can see how Mecklenburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mecklenburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Mecklenburg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Mecklenburg families living in Michigan. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mecklenburg's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Mecklenburg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mecklenburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mecklenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mecklenburg. 24% of Mecklenburg men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mecklenburg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mecklenburg were House Work and Teacher. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • House Work
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • House Work
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mecklenburg. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Mecklenburg. For the veterans among your Mecklenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mecklenburg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mecklenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mecklenburg in 1952 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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