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Meints Family History

Meints Name Meaning

North German:: patronymic from Mein . habitational name from any of several places called Meins or Meinsen.

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


Similar surnames: Meitz, Menta, Meents, Meine, Minto, Reints, Points, Meinen, Eilts

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Where is the Meints family from?

You can see how Meints families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meints family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Meints families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Meints families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Meints's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Meints families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meints surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meints ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meints. 51% of Meints men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Meints women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meints were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    51%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    30%
  • Housework
    24%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Meints. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meints 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Meints. 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 817 military records available for the last name Meints. For the veterans among your Meints ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meints lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Meints life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Meints in 1964 was 71, and 81 in 2004.

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