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Mebs Family History

Mebs Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Meis, Meas, Debs, Mess, Mees, Mews, Mers, Reis, Meng, Moss

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Where is the Mebs family from?

You can see how Mebs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mebs family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Mebs families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 32 Mebs families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Mebs's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mebs families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mebs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mebs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Mebs. 38% of Mebs men worked as a Painter. .

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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

  • Painter
    38%
  • Laborer
    38%
  • Pharmacist
    25%
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Census Records

There are 482 census records available for the last name Mebs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mebs 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Mebs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 161 military records available for the last name Mebs. For the veterans among your Mebs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mebs lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Mebs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mebs in 1967 was 81, and 77 in 2003.

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