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Meader Family History

Meader Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Mead 1 + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead, Middle English med(i)er (see Mead 2).

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

Similar surnames: Leader, Mader, Reader, Seader, Melder, Mander, Eder, Meiser, Beaber

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Where is the Meader family from?

You can see how Meader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Meader families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Meader's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meader families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meader surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Meader. 18% of Meader men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Meader women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meader were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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What Meader family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Meader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meader 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meader. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Meader. For the veterans among your Meader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meader lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Meader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meader in 1953 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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