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Maren Name Meaning

Dutch (Van (der) Maren): topographic name for someone who lived by a watercourse, Middle Dutch mare, or a habitational name from a place named Maren or Maar, from this word. German: unexplained. Possibly an altered spelling of Irish Marron.

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


Similar surnames: Mare, Marien, Haren, Mayen, Waren, Mares, Marin, Maran, Marken, Moren

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Where is the Maren family from?

You can see how Maren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Maren families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Maren's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Maren families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maren. 29% of Maren men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Maren women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maren were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Maren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maren census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maren. 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 Cards

There are 430 military records available for the last name Maren. For the veterans among your Maren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maren lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Maren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Maren in 1958 was 59, and 60 in 2004.

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