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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Works On Farm

    3%

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

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Meese Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meese

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