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Macias Name Meaning

Spanish (Macías) and Portuguese: from a variant of the personal name Matías (see Matthew).

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


Similar surnames: Matias, Macia, Masias, Maciag, Matas, Mathias, Maria, Maciel, Marcial

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Where is the Macias family from?

You can see how Macias families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macias family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Macias families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Macias families living in California. This was about 24% of all the recorded Macias's in the USA. California had the highest population of Macias families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macias surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macias ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Macias. 40% of Macias men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Macias women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macias were Labor and Housewife.

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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
    40%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Miner
    4%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Macias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macias census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Macias. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Macias. For the veterans among your Macias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macias lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Macias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Macias in 1941 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

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