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Maia Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from Maia (official Basque name: Amaiur; in Castilian: Maya) in the Baztan/Baztán valley in Navarre. Compare Maya . Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places called 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 a name of pre-Roman origin. Italian: from the female personal name Maia.

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

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 USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Maia families living in Connecticut. This was about 64% of all the recorded Maia's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Maia families in 1880.
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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 USA 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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Presser
  • Clerk
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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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