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Mees Family History

Mees Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Bartholomeus (see Bartholomew 1). variant of Maas or Meese 2.

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


Similar surnames: Mies, Dees, Meese, Meis, Mewes, Rees, Kees, Meer, Hees, Lees

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Where is the Mees family from?

You can see how Mees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Mees families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Mees families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mees's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mees families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mees. 28% of Mees men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mees women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mees were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mees 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mees. 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 Mees. For the veterans among your Mees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mees lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Mees in 1959 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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