Mey Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and German: variant spelling of May or Mei.

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

Similar surnames: May, Ney, Rey, Ey, Wey, Moy, Mei, Ley, Meyn, Hey

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Mey Family Origin

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Mey Family Occupations

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In 1939, Carter For Contractor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mey. 20% of Mey men worked as a Carter For Contractor and 40% of Mey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mey were Length Man Repar Stoff G and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carter For Contractor
  • Coke Carter Labourer Heavy Work
  • General Labourer
  • Length Man Repar Stoff G

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Estate Agents Private Ke
  • Housewife

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

Mey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mey 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mey. For the veterans among your Mey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mey Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mey in 1951 was 45, and 52 in 2004.

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