Maple Family History

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Maple Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a maple tree, Middle English mapel (Old English mapul). French: from Latin mapula, a diminutive of mappa ‘piece of cloth’, ‘napkin’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant or a weaver.

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

Similar surnames: Male, Staple, Happe, Marple, Malle, Manley, Mele, Halle, Baile, Cale

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Maple Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maple name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Maple. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Maple Family Origin

Where is the Maple family from?

Maple Family Occupations

What did your Maple ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Maple family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maple. The most common Maple occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Maple's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maple ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maple Historical Records

What Maple family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Maple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maple census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maple. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Maple. For the veterans among your Maple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maple Life Expectancy

What is the average Maple lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Maple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Maple in 1945 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maple ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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