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Meka Family History

Meka Surname Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): from Telugu mēka ‘goat’. Central African (Cameroon): unexplained. Albanian (mainly southern Albania also Kosovo): probably a nickname for someone who had made the pilgrim to Mecca from Meka the Albanian name for Mecca. Polish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Meda, Mega, Mesa, Melka, Mika, Mena, Mera, Maka, Melko, Cesa

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Where is the Meka family from?

You can see how Meka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meka family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Meka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Meka families living in Michigan. This was about 43% of all the recorded Meka's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Meka families in 1880.
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What did your Meka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meka. 37% of Meka men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Meka women worked as a Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meka 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 114 immigration records available for the last name Meka. 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 203 military records available for the last name Meka. For the veterans among your Meka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meka lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Meka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Meka in 1957 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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