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Meinhardt Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Meinhard(t), composed of the elements magin ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Reinhardt, Weinhardt, Leonhardt, Neidhardt, Manhardt, Steinhardt

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Where is the Meinhardt family from?

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

What did your Meinhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meinhardt. 21% of Meinhardt men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Meinhardt women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meinhardt were Manager and Teacher. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Meinhardt lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Meinhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Meinhardt in 1958 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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