Mary Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, and Nièvre, named in Latin as Mariacum ‘estate of Marius’.

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

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Mary Family Origin

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Mary Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mary. A less common occupation for the Mary family was Farm Laborer. The most common Mary occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Mary's were Farmers.

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Mary Historical Records

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Mary Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Mary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mary in 1953 was 58, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mary

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