Meer Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a body of water, Middle Dutch mere ‘lake’. Jewish: variant of Meyer 2. Muslim: from a Persian title, a shortened form of Arabic amir ‘prince’, ‘commander’ (see Amir). This name is found throughout the Indian subcontinent.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Beer, Leer, Mier, Geer, Meier, Myer, Meers, Peer, Neer

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Meer Family Origin

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Meer Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    11%
  • Bleacher

    4%
  • Card Room Operative (C)

    4%
  • Collier

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Meer family was Collier. The most common Meer occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Meer's were Labourers. Labourer, Bleacher and Card Room Operative (C) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meer.

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Meer Historical Records

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Meer Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Meer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meer in 1956 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meer

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