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Meerdink Name Meaning

Altered form of Dutch van Meerdonk, a habitational name for someone from Meerdonk in East Flanders in Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Merin, Deering, Oberdick, Merrick, Geurink, Medina, Mentink, Neering

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Where is the Meerdink family from?

You can see how Meerdink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meerdink family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Meerdink families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Meerdink families living in Wisconsin. This was about 62% of all the recorded Meerdink's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Meerdink families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meerdink surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meerdink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meerdink. 36% of Meerdink men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Maintainance Man
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Meerdink family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meerdink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meerdink 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 190 immigration records available for the last name Meerdink. 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 129 military records available for the last name Meerdink. For the veterans among your Meerdink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meerdink lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Meerdink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Meerdink in 1964 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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