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Origins of the Meachen surname

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About the Meachens

We have a total number of 2140 records for people with the last name Meachen.

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Where do most Meachens live?

In 1921, most Meachens lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Meachens

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We have 1,960 records for the Meachen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Meachens most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Meachen first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Meachens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Meachens in 1921




General Servant Domestic




Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Meachens in 1921




Farm Labourer


Coal Miner


General Labourer


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