Meara Family History

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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

Where is the Meara family from?

Meara Family Occupations

What did your Meara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meara. 7% of Meara men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Meara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meara were Bricklayer and Asst Teacher L C C

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Boiler Firer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
  • Asst Teacher L C C

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Meara Historical Records

What Meara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Meara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meara 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Meara. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meara. For the veterans among your Meara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meara Life Expectancy

What is the average Meara lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meara 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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