Meara Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Meara, a variant of O’Mara.

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


Similar surnames: Mara, Hearn, Near, Heary, Leary, Neary, Mcada, Keary, Mars, Avara

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Meara Family Origin

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Meara Family Occupations

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  • Agric Labour

    5%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%
  • Capt Royal Navy (Retired)

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Meara family was Capt Royal Navy (Retired). The most common Meara occupation in the UK was Agric Labour. 5% of Meara's were Agric Labours. Agric Labour, Annuitant and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meara.

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Meara Historical Records

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Meara Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Meara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meara in 1942 was 41, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meara

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