Meter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name, literally ‘measurer’, denoting an official responsible for dispensing grain from a central warehouse, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch meten ‘measure out’.

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


Similar surnames: Metzer, Meer, Meyer, Reder, Peter, Meier, Luter, Muter, Mester, Geter

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Meter Family Origin

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Meter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Saloon Keeper

    10%

In 1880, the most common Meter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Meter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meter. A less common occupation for the Meter family was Saloon Keeper.

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Meter Historical Records

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Meter Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Meter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Meter in 1962 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meter

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