Mayes Family History

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Mayes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name May (see May).

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


Similar surnames: Mays, Hayes, Bayes, Moyes, Mages, Mayer, Mares, Manes, Mades, Maves

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Mayes Family Origin

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Mayes Family Occupations

What did your Mayes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mayes family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayes. The most common Mayes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Mayes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Mayes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Mayes

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mayes. 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 Mayes. For the veterans among your Mayes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayes Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mayes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mayes in 1942 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayes 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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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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