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Meir Family History

Meir Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic): from the Hebrew personal name Meir ‘enlightener’ a derivative of or ‘light’ with the prefix m-. Compare Meyer English: variant of Mayer or Mear (see Mears ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Meier, Meer, Mair, Feig, Wein, Mein, Moir, Meis, Weil, Ber

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Where is the Meir family from?

You can see how Meir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meir family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meir families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 141 Meir families living in Staffordshire. This was about 64% of all the recorded Meir's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Meir families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meir surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meir ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Meir. 43% of Meir men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Meir women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meir were House Painter and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    43%
  • Gas Fitter
    29%
  • House Painter
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Meir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meir 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meir. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meir. For the veterans among your Meir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meir lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Meir in 1962 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

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