Meis Name Meaning

German: variant of Meise. German: variant of Meiss. Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Remeis, from the Latin personal name Remigius (see Remy), which was born by two early medieval bishops in Normandy. Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Meinso, a variant of Mein. Dutch: possibly a late variant of Mys (see Mis), or a metronymic from the personal name Clemeinse, Clementia, from the Latin female personal name Clementia (meaning ‘mercy’) or from a derivative of clemens ‘merciful’.

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


Similar surnames: Melis, Reis, Mis, Neis, Mein, Mei, Meise, Mais, Sens, Mars

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Meis Family Origin

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Meis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Saloon Keeper

    5%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meis. The most common Meis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Meis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meis family was Boiler Maker.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Meis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Meis in 1948 was 65, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meis

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