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Mayette Name Meaning

Altered form of French Maillet reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Myette

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


Similar surnames: Mayotte, Majette, Myette, Matte, Malette, Marzette, Marotte, Gavette

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Where is the Mayette family from?

You can see how Mayette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayette family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayette families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Mayette families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mayette's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mayette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mayette. 25% of Mayette men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Mayette women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayette were Truck Driver and Farmer. .

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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
    25%
  • Janitor
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mayette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayette 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Mayette. 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 318 military records available for the last name Mayette. For the veterans among your Mayette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayette lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mayette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mayette in 1941 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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