Meek Family History

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Meek Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

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

Similar surnames: Leek, Mock, Reek, Cheek, Keel, Peek, Denk, Leep, Dee, Weeks

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Meek Family Origin

Where is the Meek family from?

Meek Family Occupations

What did your Meek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meek. A less common occupation for the Meek family was Farming. The most common Meek occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Meek's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Meek Historical Records

What Meek family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Meek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meek 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Meek. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Meek. For the veterans among your Meek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meek Life Expectancy

What is the average Meek lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Meek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1940. The average life expectancy for Meek in 1940 was 100, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meek 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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