Meske Family History

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Meske Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German meseke ‘titmouse’, possibly a nickname for someone who was agile or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. Swedish: possibly of the same origin as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Muske, Leske, Beske, Jeske, Mente, Pesce, Melde, Piske, Geske, Neske

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Meske Family Origin

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Meske Family Occupations

What did your Meske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Artist and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meske. A less common occupation for the Meske family was News Agent. The most common Meske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Meske's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Artist

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • News Agent

    10%

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

Meske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meske 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Meske. 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 Meske. For the veterans among your Meske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meske Life Expectancy

What is the average Meske lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Meske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Meske in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meske 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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