Meter Family History

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Meter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name, literally ‘measurer’, denoting an official responsible for dispensing grain from a central warehouse, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch meten ‘measure out’.

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

Similar surnames: Metzer, Meer, Meyer, Reder, Peter, Meier, Luter, Muter, Mester, Geter

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Meter Family Origin

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Meter Family Occupations

What did your Meter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Furniture Stores Manager and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Meter. 20% of Meter men worked as a Furniture Stores Manager and 24% of Meter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meter were Medical Student and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Furniture Stores Manager
  • Game Keeper
  • Gas Manufacturing (fitte)
  • Medical Student

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Clother Cashier
  • Cook General
  • Incapacitated

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

Meter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Meter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Meter. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Meter. For the veterans among your Meter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meter Life Expectancy

What is the average Meter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Meter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Meter in 1962 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meter 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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