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Mera Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the several placed named Mera in Galicia. Romanian: habitational name for someone from the village of Mera (Hungarian Méra) in Transylvania.

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


Similar surnames: Mero, Mora, Meda, Mira, Bera, Gera, Mura, Mara, Maia, Mery

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Where is the Mera family from?

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

What did your Mera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mera. 53% of Mera men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Mera women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mera were Cigar Maker and Sorter. .

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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
    53%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Presser
    12%
  • Cigar Maker
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Cashier
    20%
  • Sorter
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mera 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mera. 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 893 military records available for the last name Mera. For the veterans among your Mera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mera lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Mera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mera in 1960 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

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