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Meese Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Meece. German and Dutch: nickname from the bird name mees ‘titmouse’, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird-catcher. Dutch: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a basketweaver, from Middle Dutch mese ‘(fish) basket’. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Bartolomeus.

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


Similar surnames: Meise, Beese, Reese, Mente, Neese, Meece, Feese, Mense, Heese, Mees

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Meese Family Origin

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Meese Family Occupations

What did your Meese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meese. The most common Meese occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Meese's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meese family was Works On Farm.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    3%

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

Meese Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Meese Life Expectancy

What is the average Meese lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Meese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meese in 1945 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meese 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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