Mai Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. Chinese : origin unknown, although ancient accounts record its use in Guangdong and Henan provinces from an early date. The character for Mai also means ‘wheat’. Dutch, Danish, German, and French: variant of May.

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

Similar surnames: May, Bai, Man, Lai, Hai, Kai, Mao, Mei, Dai, Ma

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Mai Family Origin

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Mai Family Occupations

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In 1939, Ex German Toboconist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mai. 17% of Mai men worked as an Ex German Toboconist and 40% of Mai women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mai were Man Servant Repuzer and Old Age Pensioner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ex German Toboconist
  • Fireman(heavy Factory)
  • Laundryman Washer And Ironer
  • Man Servant Repuzer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook Housekeeper Repuzee
  • House Work (unpaid
  • Old Age Pensioner

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mai Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 100,000 military records available for the last name Mai. For the veterans among your Mai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mai Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Mai in 1955 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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