Mara Family History

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Mara Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O’Mara. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Márkus (Hungarian form of Marcus) or Márton (Hungarian form of Martin), or from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Marcel (see Marcel). Czech (Mára): from a pet form of the personal name Marek or Martin.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Mar, Mora, Mari, Bara, Maro, Maras, Marak, Mira, Kara

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Mara Family Origin

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Mara Family Occupations

What did your Mara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mara. 6% of Mara men worked as a Builders Labourer and 39% of Mara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mara were (retired) Slittman and Office Cleaner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • (retired) Slittman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife
  • Office Cleaner

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

Mara Historical Records

What Mara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Mara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mara 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mara. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mara. For the veterans among your Mara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mara Life Expectancy

What is the average Mara lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mara in 1959 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mara 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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