Mae Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘front’ or ‘before’; not common in Japan. Some occurrences in America could be shortened versions of longer names beginning with this element. Hawaiian: unexplained. English: variant of May.

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

Similar surnames: Mase, May, Ma, Mai, Man, Maye, Maes, Mac, Maze, Mace

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Mae Family Origin

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Mae Family Occupations

What did your Mae ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mae family was Domestic Servant. The most common Mae occupation in the UK was Labourer. 29% of Mae's were Labourers. Labourer, Bricksetters Labourer (Artr) and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mae.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricksetters Labourer (Artr)

  • Clerk

  • Domestic Servant


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

Mae Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Mae. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mae 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mae. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 526 military records available for the last name Mae. For the veterans among your Mae ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mae Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Mae life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mae in 1962 was 71, and 68 in 2002.

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