Mayr Family History

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Mayr Name Meaning

German, Czech (Maýr), and Slovak (Majer): variant of Meyer 1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

Similar surnames: Mayer, Mayor, May, Mar, Mair, Bar, Mayo, Marr, Mak, Hayn

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Mayr Family Origin

Where is the Mayr family from?

Mayr Family Occupations

What did your Mayr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mayr family was Cigar Maker. Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayr. The most common Mayr occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Mayr's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker


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

Mayr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mayr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayr 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 Mayr. 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 Mayr. For the veterans among your Mayr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayr Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayr lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mayr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mayr in 1942 was 40, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayr 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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