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Meinert Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from the personal name Meinert (see Meinhardt ).

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


Similar surnames: Reinert, Teinert, Meiners, Mehnert, Lennert, Heinert, Meiner, Eisert

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Where is the Meinert family from?

You can see how Meinert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meinert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Meinert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Meinert families living in Illinois. This was about 23% of all the recorded Meinert's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Meinert families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meinert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meinert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meinert. 32% of Meinert men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Meinert women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meinert were Machinist and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Meinert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meinert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meinert. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meinert. For the veterans among your Meinert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meinert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Meinert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Meinert in 1950 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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