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Macon Family History

Macon Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of several places so called e.g. in Saône-et-Loire. French: from the old oblique form of the ancient Germanic personal name Mako a variant of Mago a short form of compound names formed with maht ‘strength power’ as the first element. French (Maçon): occupational name for a mason (Old) French maçon. English (mainly Cambridgeshire): variant of Mason ‘mason’; compare Machen . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Macon family from?

You can see how Macon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Macon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Macon families living in North Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Macon's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Macon families in 1840.
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What did your Macon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macon. 27% of Macon men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Macon women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macon were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Teacher
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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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