Mayer Name Meaning

English: status name for a mayor, Middle English, Old French mair(e) (from Latin maior ‘greater’, ‘superior’; compare Mayor). In France the title denoted various minor local officials, and the same is true of Scotland (see Mair 1). In England, however, the term was normally restricted to the chief officer of a borough, and the surname may have been given not only to a citizen of some standing who had held this office, but also as a nickname to a pompous or officious person. German and Dutch: variant of Meyer 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

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Mayer Family Origin

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Mayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayer. The most common Mayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Mayer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mayer family was Carpenter.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Mayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mayer in 1940 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayer

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