Mai Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : origin unknown, although ancient accounts record its use in Guangdong and Henan provinces from an early date. The character for Mai also means ‘wheat’. Dutch, Danish, German, and French: variant of May.

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


Similar surnames: May, Bai, Man, Lai, Hai, Kai, Mao, Mei, Dai, Ma

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Mai Family Origin

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Mai Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%

In 1880, the most common Mai occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Mai's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mai. A less common occupation for the Mai family was Coal Miner.

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Mai Historical Records

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Mai Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Mai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Mai in 1955 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mai

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