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

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  • Boilersmiths Wife

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Commisionare (Mes)

    8%
  • Dairyman

    8%

In 1881, the most common Mary occupation in the UK was Boilersmiths Wife. 8% of Mary's were Boilersmiths Wifes. A less common occupation for the Mary family was Dairyman. Boilersmiths Wife, Carpenter and Commisionare (Mes) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mary.

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Mary Historical Records

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Mary Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mary

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