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Mares Name Meaning

Catalan (Marès, also Marés): topographic name from Catalan marès ‘by the sea’. English (of Norman origin): topographic name from Old French marais ‘marsh’ (Norman and Picard marese), or a habitational name from (Le) Marais in Calvados, Normandy. Dutch: metronymic from the personal name Marie. Czech and Slovak (Mareš): from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin.

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


Similar surnames: Mars, Maras, Mare, Bares, Marek, Maris, Maren, Mates, Manes, Kares

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Where is the Mares family from?

You can see how Mares families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mares family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mares families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Mares families living in North Carolina. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mares's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Mares families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mares surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mares ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mares. 28% of Mares men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Mares women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mares were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Machinist
    4%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mares. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mares. For the veterans among your Mares ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mares lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mares in 1940 was 39, and 64 in 2004.

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