Meek Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a self-effacing person or a gentle and compassionate one, from Middle English meke ‘humble’, ‘submissive’, ‘merciful’ (Old Norse mjúkr).

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


Similar surnames: Leek, Mock, Reek, Cheek, Keel, Peek, Denk, Leep, Dee, Weeks

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Meek Family Origin

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Meek Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meek. A less common occupation for the Meek family was Farmer. The most common Meek occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Meek's were Coal Miners.

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Meek Historical Records

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Meek Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Meek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1940. The average life expectancy for Meek in 1940 was 100, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meek

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