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Maras Surname Meaning

Polish Czech and Slovak: from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin . This can also be an Americanized form of the Polish variant Marasz. Polish and Slovak: topographic name from Polish dialect and Slovak maras ‘marsh mud’. Croatian (also Maraš) Serbian (Maraš) and Slovenian: from a derivative of a short form of any of several personal names beginning with Mar- e.g. Marko . Czech (Mařas): metronymic from the female personal name Máří Czech form of Maria . It may also denoted the husband of a woman named Máří. Greek: nickname derived from Albanian marrë ‘crazy wild strong’ or a shortened form of any of the surnames formed with Mara- as a prefix e.g. Maragiannis ‘Crazy John’. American shortened form of any of the Greek surnames ending in -maras e.g. Kalamaras ‘clerk’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Marak, Mares, Karas, Mara, Matas, Mars, Kara, Marko, Taras, Maris

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You can see how Maras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Maras families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Maras families living in Yorkshire. This was about 54% of all the recorded Maras's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Maras families in 1891.
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What did your Maras ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Maras. 100% of Maras women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 841 military records available for the last name Maras. For the veterans among your Maras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maras lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Maras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Maras in 1954 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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