Mary Family History

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Mary Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, and Nièvre, named in Latin as Mariacum ‘estate of Marius’.

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

Similar surnames: Mars, Marcy, Mare, May, Lary, Mark, Mory, Many, Mery, Maury

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Mary Family Origin

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Mary Family Occupations

What did your Mary ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mary. 6% of Mary men worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties and 39% of Mary women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mary were Acs Clerk Oil Mfed and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • General Labourer
  • Police Constable
  • Acs Clerk Oil Mfed

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Mary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Mary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mary 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Mary. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Mary. For the veterans among your Mary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mary Life Expectancy

What is the average Mary lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mary in 1953 was 58, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mary 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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