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Mehus Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farmsteads named from me ‘middle’ + hus ‘house’ referring to a farm in the middle of something.

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


Similar surnames: Melhus, Nyhus, Mehl, Melis, Meaux, Mewes, Lebus, Means, Redus, Meuse

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Where is the Mehus family from?

You can see how Mehus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehus family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Mehus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Mehus families living in Iowa. This was about 68% of all the recorded Mehus's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Mehus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mehus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mehus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mehus. 50% of Mehus men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Mehus women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehus were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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
    50%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mehus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehus 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 482 immigration records available for the last name Mehus. 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 146 military records available for the last name Mehus. For the veterans among your Mehus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehus lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mehus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mehus in 1963 was 75, and 95 in 2004.

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