Meise Family History

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Meise Name Meaning

German: nickname, probably for someone who was agile, from Middle High German meise ‘titmouse’; or perhaps in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a fowler (a bird catcher). German: habitational name from any of several places called Meise or Meisa. German: occupational name for someone who made panniers or used one in his work, Middle High German meise. Dutch: variant of Meis 4.

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

Similar surnames: Meisel, Meese, Meiser, Zeise, Reise, Meis, Leise, Weiss, Beese, Meiss

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Meise Family Origin

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Meise Family Occupations

What did your Meise ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meise occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 10% of Meise's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meise. A less common occupation for the Meise family was Stair Builder.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Stair Builder


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

Meise Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 952 immigration records available for the last name Meise. 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 Meise. For the veterans among your Meise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meise Life Expectancy

What is the average Meise lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meise in 1962 was 71, and 92 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meise 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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