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Mabee Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Mabey. Dutch: this is a prominent Dutch family name in the Schenectady area of NY, where a Mabee Farmhouse still survives from the late 17th century. The name is derived from French Mabil(l)e, and came from Valenciennes in France, to the Netherlands in the 1580s, and thence to New Netherland in the 1650s. Mabee is the most common form, but it probably developed through Mabie, as a phonetic spelling, in the Netherlands, into its present form in Schenectady, where spelling was influenced by English conventions.

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


Similar surnames: Mabey, Mabe, Abee, Maybee, Marie, Rabey, Mabie, Gabel, Able, Abele

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Where is the Mabee family from?

You can see how Mabee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mabee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mabee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Mabee families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Mabee's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mabee families in 1840.
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What did your Mabee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mabee. 21% of Mabee men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Mabee women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mabee were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mabee. For the veterans among your Mabee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mabee lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mabee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mabee in 1957 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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