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Maher Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’ a personal name meaning ‘kindly noble majestic’. Slovenian: nickname from maher a colloquial word of Middle High German origin (from macher ‘doer’). Compare German Macher Slovenian: possibly also from a Slovenized form of the Old German personal name Macher German: occupational name for a reaper or mower (see Mader ).

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

Similar surnames: Moher, Mahan, Maheu, Zaher, Macher, Daher, Maser, Maver, Majer, Mamer

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Where is the Maher family from?

You can see how Maher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Maher families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Maher's in USA. New York had the highest population of Maher families in 1840.
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What did your Maher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maher. 10% of Maher men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Maher women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maher were Farmer 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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 222,000 census records available for the last name Maher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maher 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Maher. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Maher. For the veterans among your Maher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Maher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Maher in 1942 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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