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

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  • Cigar Maker

    20%
  • Grocer

    20%
  • Keeps House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

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Mayen Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayen

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