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Meeker Family History

Meeker Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle Dutch maker, Brabant-Limburg dialect meker ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’. from the Germanic personal name Magherus.

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


Similar surnames: Recker, Beeker, Merker, Leeper, Seeger, Meader, Meter, Bleeker

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Where is the Meeker family from?

You can see how Meeker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meeker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meeker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Meeker families living in New Jersey. This was about 30% of all the recorded Meeker's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Meeker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meeker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meeker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meeker. 17% of Meeker men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Meeker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meeker 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Meeker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meeker 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 Meeker. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Meeker. For the veterans among your Meeker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meeker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Meeker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meeker in 1943 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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