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Mayhew Name Meaning

English: from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a variant of Mathieu (see Matthew). Anglicized form of French Mailloux.

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


Similar surnames: Mathew, Mathe, Matthew, Machen, Mathey, Massey, Mathes, Maher, Mayer

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Where is the Mayhew family from?

You can see how Mayhew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayhew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayhew families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 58 Mayhew families living in Massachusetts. This was about 24% of all the recorded Mayhew's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mayhew families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayhew surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayhew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mayhew. 18% of Mayhew men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mayhew women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayhew were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Mayhew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayhew 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayhew. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Mayhew. For the veterans among your Mayhew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayhew lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mayhew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mayhew in 1950 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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