Meigs Family History

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Meigs Name Meaning

English: variant of Meggs.

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


Similar surnames: Meiggs, Mews, Meis, Neils, Meggs, Reigh, Peggs, Meads, Meins, Meers

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Meigs Family Origin

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Meigs Family Occupations

What did your Meigs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meigs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Meigs's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meigs. A less common occupation for the Meigs family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Meigs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meigs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meigs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Meigs

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Meigs. 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 Meigs. For the veterans among your Meigs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meigs Life Expectancy

What is the average Meigs lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Meigs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meigs in 1947 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meigs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meigs 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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