Meer Family History

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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

What did your Meer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meer. 3% of Meer men worked as a Bricklayer and 59% of Meer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meer were Agricultural Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • 280w Battery R A 122 Field Regiment
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Domestic Servant

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

Meer Historical Records

What Meer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Meer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Meer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Meer. For the veterans among your Meer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meer Life Expectancy

What is the average Meer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meer 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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