Mair Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mair name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mair. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    5%

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Mair Family Origin

Where is the Mair family from?

Mair Family Occupations

What did your Mair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. The most common Mair occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 9% of Mair's were Fishermans.

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  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%

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

Mair Historical Records

What Mair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Mair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mair 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mair. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mair. For the veterans among your Mair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mair Life Expectancy

What is the average Mair lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mair

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mair 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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