Mare Name Meaning

French and English: topographic name from mare ‘pond’, ‘pool’, or a habitational name from one of the places in Normandy called La Mare (see Delamar). Italian and Spanish: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from Latin mare ‘sea’. Dutch (de Mare): nickname from the Germanic word mari, meri ‘famous’, ‘renowned’.

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


Similar surnames: Mares, Mar, Mars, Mari, Mark, Maze, Marie, Maren, Ware, Marr

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Mare Family Origin

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Mare Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mare. The most common Mare occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Mare's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mare family was Farm Laborer.

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Mare Historical Records

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Mare Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Mare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mare in 1959 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mare

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