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Maris Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Mares 2. Dutch: variant of Mares 3. Dutch and Belgian (van Maris): habitational name for someone from Merris in French Flanders or possibly from Maris in Dutch Limburg. Greek: probably a metronymic from the female personal name Maria.

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


Similar surnames: Baris, Marie, Mares, Mars, Matis, Marin, Paris, Caris, Manis, Marris

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Where is the Maris family from?

You can see how Maris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maris families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Maris families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Maris's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Maris families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maris surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maris. 21% of Maris men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Maris women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maris were Clerk 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Maris. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Maris. For the veterans among your Maris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maris lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Maris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Maris in 1962 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

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