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Maia Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto. Catalan (Maià): habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.

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


Similar surnames: Maya, Mata, Maza, Gaia, Cain, Hain, Maria, Main, Mais, Smail

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Where is the Maia family from?

You can see how Maia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Maia families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Maia families living in Connecticut. This was about 64% of all the recorded Maia's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Maia families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Presser were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maia. 60% of Maia men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Maia women worked as a Presser. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maia were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Presser
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Maia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maia 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maia. 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 532 military records available for the last name Maia. For the veterans among your Maia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maia lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Maia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Maia in 1964 was 84, and 74 in 2004.

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