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Mara Family History

Mara Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary): shortened and altered form of O'Meara . It is also found in Lancashire England. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Márkus (Hungarian form of Marcus ) or Márton (Hungarian form of Martin ) or from a short form of Marcel . Czech (Mára): from a pet form of the personal names Marek or Martin . Albanian: from a short form of the personal name Marie Latin Maria .

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Mar, Mora, Mari, Bara, Maro, Maras, Marak, Mira, Kara

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Where is the Mara family from?

You can see how Mara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mara families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Mara families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mara's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mara families in 1840.
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What did your Mara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mara. 20% of Mara men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mara women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mara 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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mara. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mara. For the veterans among your Mara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mara lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mara in 1959 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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