Meese Family History

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Meese Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Meece. German and Dutch: nickname from the bird name mees ‘titmouse’, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird-catcher. Dutch: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a basketweaver, from Middle Dutch mese ‘(fish) basket’. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Bartolomeus.

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

Similar surnames: Meise, Beese, Reese, Mente, Neese, Meece, Feese, Mense, Heese, Mees

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Meese Family Origin

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Meese Family Occupations

What did your Meese 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 Meese. 72% of Meese men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Meese women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meese were Canal Boatman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Canal Boatman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

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

Meese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Meese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meese 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meese. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meese. For the veterans among your Meese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meese Life Expectancy

What is the average Meese lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Meese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Meese in 1945 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

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