Mayen Family History

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Mayen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in the Rhineland. The place name is related to Maifeld, the name of the area of which it is the main settlement, which is derived from the Celtic word magos ‘field’, ‘plain’. French: from a diminutive of mai, which in the dialect of Savoy denoted pasture where cattle were allowed to graze in the spring and fall, and, by extension, a hut built for the cowherd nearby. This name is also established in Mexico.

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

Similar surnames: Maren, Mayer, Maben, Hayer, Main, Mogen, Moren, Mayon, Mate, Makin

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Mayen Family Origin

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Mayen Family Occupations

What did your Mayen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Flower Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mayen. 25% of Mayen men worked as a Colliery Flower Retired and 43% of Mayen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayen were Painter director and House Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Flower Retired
  • Colliery Overman
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Painter director

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Doubler Chottanl
  • House Duties
  • House Keeper

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

Mayen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mayen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayen 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 737 immigration records available for the last name Mayen. 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 952 military records available for the last name Mayen. For the veterans among your Mayen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Mayen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Mayen in 1953 was 59, and 78 in 2003.

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