Metayer Family History

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Metayer Name Meaning

French (Métayer): status name for a tenant farmer who held land on condition of sharing its produce equally with the landlord, Old French meitier (an agent derivative of meitié ‘half’, Late Latin medietas, from medius ‘middle’).

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Mayer, Hayer, Mestayer, Metteer, Metzner, Meter, Metzger

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Metayer Family Origin

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Metayer Family Occupations

What did your Metayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Metayer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 50% of Metayer's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Metayer.

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  • Keeping House

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

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

Metayer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Metayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Metayer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Metayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Metayer in 1959 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metayer 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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