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Mayson Name Meaning

English:: patronymic from the personal name May (see May ). northern variant of Mason .

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


Similar surnames: Payson, Maxson, Rayson, Maison, Manson, Wayson, Masson, Mays, Mayon

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Where is the Mayson family from?

You can see how Mayson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Mayson families living in South Carolina. This was about 19% of all the recorded Mayson's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Mayson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mayson. 27% of Mayson men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mayson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayson were Manager and Stenographer. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Servant
    13%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mayson. For the veterans among your Mayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Mayson in 1951 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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