Mara Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Mara. 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 the old ecclesiastical name Marcel (see Marcel). Czech (Mára): from a pet form of the personal name Marek or Martin.

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


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

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Mara Family Origin

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Mara Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Mara occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Mara's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mara. A less common occupation for the Mara family was Carpenter.

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Mara Historical Records

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Mara Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mara

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