Mead Family History

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Mead Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow, from Middle English mede ‘meadow’ (Old English m?d). metonymic occupational name for a brewer or seller of mead (Old English meodu), an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey.

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

Similar surnames: Smead, Read, Head, Bean, Meader, Hoad, Mears, Meas, Moad, Nead

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Mead Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mead name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mead. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Mead Family Origin

Where is the Mead family from?

Mead Family Occupations

What did your Mead ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mead occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Mead's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mead. A less common occupation for the Mead family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mead ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mead Historical Records

What Mead family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 355,000 census records available for the last name Mead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Mead. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 41,000 military records available for the last name Mead. For the veterans among your Mead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mead Life Expectancy

What is the average Mead lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mead in 1941 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mead ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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