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Meilinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Meiling or Meilingen in Bavaria. — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau for this surname in the year 2000 is 186.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Meisinger, Zeilinger, Mellinger, Meidinger, Weidinger, Mehringer

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Where is the Meilinger family from?

You can see how Meilinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meilinger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Meilinger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Meilinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Meilinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Meilinger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meilinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meilinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Meilinger. 32% of Meilinger men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Butcher
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 431 census records available for the last name Meilinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meilinger 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Meilinger. 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 511 military records available for the last name Meilinger. For the veterans among your Meilinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meilinger lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Meilinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Meilinger in 1958 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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