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Maher Family History

Maher Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’, a personal name meaning ‘kindly’, ‘fine’, ‘majestic’.

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

740,186 Historical Documents with Maher on Ancestry.com
251,468 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
31,207 Military Records
38,692 Immigration Records
199,314 Census and Voter Lists
219,505 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Maher Families

  • Number of Maher families
     494 - 986
     165 - 493
     1 - 164
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Maher families
     310 - 617
     104 - 309
     1 - 103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Maher families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Maher census records

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Maher Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Maher families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Maher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Maher families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Maher

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Maher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Maher census records

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Maher Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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