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Mebus Family History

Mebus 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: Debus, Mehus, Mabus, Lebus, Febus, Melis, Meis, Means, Mewes, Reus

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Where is the Mebus family from?

You can see how Mebus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mebus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mebus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Mebus families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mebus's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mebus families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mebus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mebus ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
    38%
  • Machinist
    38%
  • Laborer
    25%
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What Mebus family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mebus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mebus 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Mebus. 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 457 military records available for the last name Mebus. For the veterans among your Mebus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mebus lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mebus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mebus in 1962 was 82, and 87 in 2004.

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