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Mader Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a dyer or seller of dye, from Middle English mad(d)er ‘madder’ (Old English mædere), a pink to red dye obtained from the roots of the madder plant. German and Dutch (Mader, Mäder): occupational name for a reaper or mower, Middle High German mader, mæder, Middle Dutch mader. French (southwestern and southeastern): metonymic occupational name for a carpenter.

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


Similar surnames: Maser, Rader, Mander, Mager, Moder, Ader, Hader, Mayer, Bader, Fader

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Where is the Mader family from?

You can see how Mader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Mader families living in Louisiana. This was about 22% of all the recorded Mader's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Mader families in 1840.
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What did your Mader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mader. 15% of Mader men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mader women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mader were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Mader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mader 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mader. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Mader. For the veterans among your Mader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mader lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mader in 1950 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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