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Mar Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Asturian-Leonese, and Catalan: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’. Hungarian (Már): from a short form of the personal name Márkus or Márk, Hungarian forms of Marcus and Mark; or possibly from the personal name Márton, Hungarian form of Martin. Chinese: variant of Ma.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, May, Mari, Mara, Mak, Maro, Mare, Mars, Bar, Max

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What did your Mar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mar. 15% of Mar men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mar were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Cook
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mar. 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 Mar. For the veterans among your Mar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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