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Meeks Family History

Meeks Name Meaning

English: variant of Meek.

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

Similar surnames: Meers, Deeks, Weeks, Leeks, Beeks, Reeks, Week, Meeds, Meek, Mees

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Where is the Meeks family from?

You can see how Meeks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meeks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meeks families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Meeks families living in Georgia. This was about 13% of all the recorded Meeks's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Meeks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meeks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meeks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meeks. 21% of Meeks men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Meeks women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meeks were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Meeks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meeks 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 Meeks. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Meeks. For the veterans among your Meeks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meeks lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Meeks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meeks in 1943 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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