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Metro Family History

Metro Name Meaning

Greek (Metros): variant of Mitros (see Mitro). Slovak: variant of Mitro. Perhaps an altered spelling of French Métreau, a diminutive of Maitre. Spanish: from metro ‘metre’, ‘measure’, ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Mitro, Detro, Petro, Mero, Pero, Petre, Merz, Merk, Legro, Monro

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Where is the Metro family from?

You can see how Metro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Metro family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Metro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Metro family living in Caithness. This was 100% of all the recorded Metro's in Scotland. Caithness had the highest population of Metro families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Metro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Metro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Metro. 26% of Metro men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Metro women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Metro were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Miner
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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What Metro family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Metro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 697 immigration records available for the last name Metro. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Metro. For the veterans among your Metro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Metro lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Metro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Metro in 1953 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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