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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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Meers Family Origin

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Meers Family Occupations

What did your Meers ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Meers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Meers Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meers 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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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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