Mey Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German: variant spelling of May or Mei.

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


Similar surnames: May, Ney, Rey, Ey, Wey, Moy, Mei, Ley, Meyn, Hey

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Mey Family Origin

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Mey Family Occupations

What did your Mey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Mey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mey family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Iron Moulder and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mey.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Iron Moulder

    10%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%

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

Mey Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mey in 1951 was 45, and 52 in 2004.

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