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Meadows Name Meaning

English: variant of Meadow with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Meadow, Meadors, Meads, Meaders, Meador, Meares, Mews, Reasons

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Where is the Meadows family from?

You can see how Meadows families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meadows family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meadows families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 110 Meadows families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Meadows's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meadows families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meadows surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meadows ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Meadows. 50% of Meadows men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Meadows women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meadows were Clerk and 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Meadows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meadows 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Meadows. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Meadows. For the veterans among your Meadows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meadows lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Meadows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Meadows in 1942 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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