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Maura Family History

Maura Name Meaning

Catalan and French: variant of Maure from the Latin personal name Maurus (see Mauro ). Italian (southern): from the feminine form of the personal name Mauro Latin Maurus.

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

Similar surnames: Mauri, Mauro, Mura, Maury, Matura, Marra, Laura, Mara, Moura, Mars

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Where is the Maura family from?

You can see how Maura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Maura families living in Florida Territory. This was about 40% of all the recorded Maura's in USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Maura families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maura. 21% of Maura men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Maura women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maura were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Butcher
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Machine Operator
  • Stenographer
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What Maura family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Maura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maura 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maura. 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 353 military records available for the last name Maura. For the veterans among your Maura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maura lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Maura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Maura in 1961 was 37, and 46 in 2004.

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