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Maze Name Meaning

French (Mazé): habitational name from a place in Maine-et-Loire, named in Latin as Masiacum ‘estate of Masius’, from the personal name Masius + the locative suffix -acum. French (Forez): topographic name from a feminine form of mas ‘farmhouse’, ‘house in the country’ (see Mas 2), or a habitational name from a place called La Maze (Ardèche) or Les Maze (Hérault), named with the same word. French (Mazé): from a pet form of Thomas. Northern Irish: of uncertain origin; possibly a variant of May. Slovenian: possibly from a short form of the personal name Tomaž or its pet form Tomaže(j) (see Thomas).

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


Similar surnames: Mate, Mace, Mare, Mars, Mabe, Mak, Maza, Mazo, Male, Maren

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Where is the Maze family from?

You can see how Maze families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maze family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maze families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Maze families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Maze's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Maze families in 1840.
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What did your Maze ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maze. 26% of Maze men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Maze women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maze were Manager and Maid.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maze. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Maze. For the veterans among your Maze ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maze lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Maze life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Maze in 1941 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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