Maia Family History

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Maia Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto. Catalan (Maià): habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.

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

Similar surnames: Maya, Mata, Maza, Gaia, Cain, Hain, Maria, Main, Mais, Smail

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Maia Family Origin

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Maia Family Occupations

What did your Maia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Presser were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maia. 60% of Maia men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Maia women worked as a Presser. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maia were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Presser
  • Clerk

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

Maia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Maia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maia 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 Maia. 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 532 military records available for the last name Maia. For the veterans among your Maia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maia Life Expectancy

What is the average Maia lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Maia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Maia in 1964 was 84, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maia ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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