Mayen Family History

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Mayen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in the Rhineland. The place name is related to Maifeld, the name of the area of which it is the main settlement, which is derived from the Celtic word magos ‘field’, ‘plain’. French: from a diminutive of mai, which in the dialect of Savoy denoted pasture where cattle were allowed to graze in the spring and fall, and, by extension, a hut built for the cowherd nearby. This name is also established in Mexico.

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


Similar surnames: Maren, Mayer, Maben, Hayer, Main, Mogen, Moren, Mayon, Mate, Makin

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Mayen Family Origin

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Mayen Family Occupations

What did your Mayen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mayen family was Laborer. The most common Mayen occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Mayen's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Grocer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayen.

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  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Grocer

    20%
  • Keeps House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mayen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mayen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mayen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mayen. 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 Card

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

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Mayen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Mayen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Mayen in 1953 was 59, and 78 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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