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Maire Family History

Maire Name Meaning

French: status name or occupational name for a maire (‘mayor’) a title denoting a municipal magistrate or other local official (the role of the maire differed at different times at different places) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a maire from Old French mair(e). It may also be a nickname for an eldest son from the same word. Compare Lemaire . French (Mairé): habitational name from Mairé in Vienne or from Mairé-l'Evescault in Deux-Sèvres. English (Devon; also Cheshire): variant of Mayer .

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

Similar surnames: Mare, Maine, Mair, Mire, Maitre, Caire, Mars, Matre, Marre, Lare

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Where is the Maire family from?

You can see how Maire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maire families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Maire families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Maire's in USA. New York had the highest population of Maire families in 1840.
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What did your Maire ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maire. 22% of Maire men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Maire women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maire were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maire. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Maire. For the veterans among your Maire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maire lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Maire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Maire in 1962 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

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