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Meer Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a body of water, Middle Dutch mere ‘lake’. Jewish: variant of Meyer 2. Muslim: from a Persian title, a shortened form of Arabic amir ‘prince’, ‘commander’ (see Amir). This name is found throughout the Indian subcontinent.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Beer, Leer, Mier, Geer, Meier, Myer, Meers, Peer, Neer

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Meer Family Origin

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Meer Family Occupations

What did your Meer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meer. A less common occupation for the Meer family was Farm Laborer. The most common Meer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Meer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Meer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Meer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meer. For the veterans among your Meer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meer Life Expectancy

What is the average Meer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Meer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meer in 1956 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meer 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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