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Mais Family History

Mais Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German meiz ‘cleared land’. English (mainly Durham): variant of Mayes .

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

Similar surnames: Mass, Lais, Meis, Rais, Mas, Main, Mars, Manis, Mar, Mis

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Where is the Mais family from?

You can see how Mais families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mais family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mais families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 51 Mais families living in New Mexico. This was about 25% of all the recorded Mais's in USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Mais families in 1880.
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What did your Mais ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mais. 23% of Mais men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mais women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mais were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mais 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 Mais. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mais. For the veterans among your Mais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mais lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Mais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mais in 1960 was 28, and 74 in 2004.

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