Meers Family History

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Meers Name Meaning

English: variant of Mears. Dutch: topographic name from meers(ch) denoting lush, alluvial land by a watercourse.

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


Similar surnames: Meer, Beers, Moers, Mears, Miers, Mars, Peers, Mees, Meeks, Myers

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Meers Family Origin

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Meers Family Occupations

What did your Meers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cadet Salvation Army Training School were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Meers. 22% of Meers men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Meers women worked as a Cadet Salvation Army Training School. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meers were Caretaker and Religieuse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Brass Finisher
    8%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Caretaker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cadet Salvation Army Training School
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Income
    25%
  • Religieuse
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Meers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Meers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meers 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 Meers. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meers. For the veterans among your Meers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meers Life Expectancy

What is the average Meers lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Meers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Meers in 1959 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meers

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