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Origins of the Meares surname

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About the Meareses

We have a total number of 2111 records for people with the last name Meares.

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Where do most Meareses live?

In 1921, most Meareses lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Meareses

How common is your surname?

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We have 1,300 records for the Meares surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Meareses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Meares first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Meares family members

Common jobs for Meareses

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

Common Female occupations for Meareses in 1921
Private Means

11

Living On Own Means

10

Servant

6

Widow

5

House Servant

4

Common Male occupations for Meareses in 1921
Vintner

16

Plasterer

11

Blacksmith

10

Carman

8

Carpenter

7

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