Maher Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’, a personal name meaning ‘kindly’, ‘fine’, ‘majestic’.

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

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Maher Family Origin

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Maher Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maher. A less common occupation for the Maher family was Carpenter. The most common Maher occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Maher's were Laborers.

Source: Census data for Maher | Data not to scale

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Maher Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maher

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