Meester Family History

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Meester Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname for someone who behaved in a masterful manner, or an occupational name for a teacher or lecturer, or someone who was master of his craft, from Latin magister.

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


Similar surnames: Meister, Mester, Pester, Bester, Easter, Riester, Meisler, Brester

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Meester Family Origin

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Meester Family Occupations

What did your Meester ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Retail Merchant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Meester. 25% of Meester men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Meester women worked as a Retail Merchant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meester were Grain Buyer and School Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Block Maker
    13%
  • Farmers Son
    13%
  • Grain Buyer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Retail Merchant
    50%
  • School Teacher
    50%

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

Meester Historical Records

What Meester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meester 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 856 immigration records available for the last name Meester. 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 312 military records available for the last name Meester. For the veterans among your Meester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meester Life Expectancy

What is the average Meester lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Meester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Meester in 1963 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meester 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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