Mecklenburg Family History

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Mecklenburg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the province of this name in northern Germany, so called from Old Saxon mikil ‘big’, ‘great’ + burg ‘castle’.

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


Similar surnames: Tecklenburg, Ellenberg, Greenburg, Brandenburg, Hackenburg, Ehrenberg

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Mecklenburg Family Origin

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Mecklenburg Family Occupations

What did your Mecklenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mecklenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mecklenburg's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mecklenburg. A less common occupation for the Mecklenburg family was Bankteller.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Bankteller

    6%

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

Mecklenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mecklenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mecklenburg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mecklenburg. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Mecklenburg. For the veterans among your Mecklenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mecklenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Mecklenburg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mecklenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mecklenburg in 1952 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mecklenburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mecklenburg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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