Mayhew Family History

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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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Mayhew Family Origin

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Mayhew Family Occupations

What did your Mayhew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayhew. A less common occupation for the Mayhew family was Farming. The most common Mayhew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mayhew's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Mayhew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Mayhew Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayhew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayhew 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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