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Mair Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Marr Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic maor ‘officer’ used specifically for an officer who executed summonses and other legal writs including not only the king's herald or sergeant but also head foresters and the like. See also Maver and compare Mayer German: variant of Meyer Jewish: variant of Meyer

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


Similar surnames: Maire, Maier, Main, Marr, Fair, Meir, Mir, Muir, Mayr, Haim

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Where is the Mair family from?

You can see how Mair families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mair family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mair families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 5 Mair families living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mair's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mair families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mair surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mair ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mair. 15% of Mair men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mair women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mair were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Mair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mair 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mair. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mair. For the veterans among your Mair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mair lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mair in 1945 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

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