Meeker Family History

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Meeker Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle Dutch maker, Brabant-Limburg dialect meker ‘maker’, ‘craftsman’. from the Germanic personal name Magherus.

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

Similar surnames: Recker, Beeker, Merker, Leeper, Seeger, Meader, Meter, Bleeker

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Meeker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Meeker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Meeker. 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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Meeker Family Origin

Where is the Meeker family from?

Meeker Family Occupations

What did your Meeker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Commission Agent, Dairy Manager and Genl Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meeker. The most common Meeker occupation in the UK was Commission Agent. 25% of Meeker's were Commission Agents. A less common occupation for the Meeker family was Laborer.

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  • Commission Agent

  • Dairy Manager

  • Genl Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Meeker Historical Records

What Meeker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Meeker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meeker 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 Meeker. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Meeker. For the veterans among your Meeker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meeker Life Expectancy

What is the average Meeker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Meeker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meeker in 1943 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meeker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meeker 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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