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Meadow Family History

Meadow Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow from Middle English medewe medu (Old English mǣdwe dative of mǣd). Compare Mead

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mead, Meader, Shadow, Mears, Yeadon, Meadows, Merrow, Eaton, Kellow

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Where is the Meadow family from?

You can see how Meadow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meadow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meadow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Meadow families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Meadow's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Meadow families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meadow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meadow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Meadow. 100% of Meadow men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Meadow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meadow 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Meadow. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meadow. For the veterans among your Meadow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meadow lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Meadow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Meadow in 1943 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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