Maier Family History

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Maier Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Mayer 2. This surname is also established in Italy. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Meyer 2.

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

Similar surnames: Meier, Mayer, Majer, Mauer, Maler, Mair, Baier, Mager, Mazer, Maser

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Maier Family Origin

Where is the Maier family from?

Maier Family Occupations

What did your Maier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Maier occupation in the UK was Commercial Clerk. 17% of Maier's were Commercial Clerks. A less common occupation for the Maier family was Science Master Ph.D. (Teacher). Commercial Clerk, Pork Butcher and Right Hon Lady were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maier.

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  • Commercial Clerk

  • Pork Butcher

  • Right Hon Lady

  • Science Master Ph.D. (Teacher)


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

Maier Historical Records

What Maier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Maier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maier 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Maier. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Maier. For the veterans among your Maier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maier Life Expectancy

What is the average Maier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Maier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maier in 1941 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maier 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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