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Meers Name Meaning

English: variant of Mears. Dutch: topographic name from meers(ch) denoting lush, alluvial land by a watercourse.

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


Similar surnames: Meer, Beers, Moers, Mears, Miers, Mars, Peers, Mees, Meeks, Myers

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Where is the Meers family from?

You can see how Meers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meers families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Meers families living in Kentucky. This was about 35% of all the recorded Meers's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Meers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meers. 21% of Meers men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Meers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meers were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Meers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meers. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meers. For the veterans among your Meers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meers lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Meers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Meers in 1959 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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