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Meher Family History

Meher Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Meyer, Meier, Meer, Feher, Meter, Seher, Reher, Mehler, Moher, Neher

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Where is the Meher family from?

You can see how Meher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Meher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Meher family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Meher's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Meher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meher. 36% of Meher men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Meher women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meher were Farm Laborer and Nurse. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Meher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meher 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 509 immigration records available for the last name Meher. 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 918 military records available for the last name Meher. For the veterans among your Meher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meher lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Meher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Meher in 1965 was 42, and 55 in 2003.

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