Maw Name Meaning

name for someone who was related to an important local personality, from Middle English maugh, maw ‘relative’, especially by marriage (from Old English mage ‘female relative’). In the north of England this term was used more specifically to mean ‘brother-in-law’. topographic name from Middle English mawe ‘meadow’. Some early forms, such as Sibilla de la Mawe (Suffolk 1275), clearly indicate a topographic origin, by reason of the preposition and article. probably also from a Middle English personal name, Mawe, Old English Meawa, perhaps originally a byname from Old English m?w ‘sea mew’, ‘seagull’ (compare Mew).

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


Similar surnames: May, Mew, Haw, Mar, Law, Raw, Bow, Man, Daw, Mak

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Maw Family Origin

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Maw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Retired Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Maw occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Maw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Maw family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maw.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Maw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Maw in 1951 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maw

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