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Meske Family History

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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Where is the Meske family from?

You can see how Meske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meske family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Meske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Meske families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Meske's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Meske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meske. 22% of Meske men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Meske women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meske were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 425 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 Cards

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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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.

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