Mair Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair. Compare Mayer 1. Reaney remarks that this title was used not only of the king’s herald or sergeant but also of such officers as a head forester. Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.

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


Similar surnames: Maire, Maier, Main, Marr, Fair, Meir, Mir, Muir, Mayr, Haim

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Mair Family Origin

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Mair Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

In 1881, the most common Mair occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 9% of Mair's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mair. A less common occupation for the Mair family was Cotton Weaver.

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Mair Historical Records

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Mair Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Mair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mair in 1945 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mair

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