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Mari Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic from a short form of the medieval personal name Ademaro, Adimaro, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mari, meri ‘famous’. In southern Italy, it is more often from a short form of Amari, or a nickname from amaro, amaru, also maru ‘unlucky’. Italian: patronymic from the personal name Mario. Catalan (Marí): occupational name from marí ‘mariner’ or nickname for someone who lived by the sea. Hungarian: from the personal name Mári, a pet form of Márton (see Martin) or Márkus (see Mark), or of the female name Mária (see Maria).

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


Similar surnames: Maro, Mark, Mar, Marti, Mori, Marin, Mara, Mauri, Marie, Kari

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Where is the Mari family from?

You can see how Mari families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mari family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mari families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Mari families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Mari's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mari families in 1880.
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What did your Mari ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mari. 19% of Mari men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Mari women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mari were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Chef
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mari. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mari. For the veterans among your Mari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mari lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mari in 1958 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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