Mays Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Mayse, Mayes, May, Days, Mars, Mass, Maye, Kays, Bays, Bay

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Mays Family Origin

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Mays Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mays family was Keeping House. The most common Mays occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Mays's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mays.

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Mays Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Mays life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mays in 1943 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mays

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