Macon Family History

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Macon Name Meaning

(Maçon): occupational name for a mason, French maçon. habitational name from places so called in Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Aube, the Côte d’Or, Gers, and Deux-Sères. from the old oblique form of a Germanic personal name Mako, from Mago, a short form of a compound name formed with maht ‘strength’, ‘power’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Maron, Marcon, Malon, Bacon, Mason, Machon, Mayon, Marton, Mahon

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Macon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Macon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Macon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Macon Family Origin

Where is the Macon family from?

Macon Family Occupations

What did your Macon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Macon. The most common Macon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Macon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Macon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Macon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Macon Historical Records

What Macon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Macon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Macon. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Macon. For the veterans among your Macon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Macon Life Expectancy

What is the average Macon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Macon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Macon in 1945 was 41, and 62 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Macon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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