Mayor Family History

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Mayor Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant spelling of Mayer 1. Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): nickname for an older man or a distinguishing epithet for the elder of two bearers of the same personal name, from Spanish mayor ‘older’ (Latin maior (natus), literally ‘greater (by birth)’). Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): occupational or status name, from major ‘governor’, ‘chief’. Catalan: variant spelling of Major. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meyer 2.

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

Similar surnames: Major, Mayer, Mayol, Mayr, Mayoral, Menor, Mayo, Manor, Maynor, Mazor

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Mayor Family Origin

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Mayor Family Occupations

What did your Mayor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mayor occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Mayor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mayor family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayor.

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  • Farmer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farm Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mayor ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mayor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Mayor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayor 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayor. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Mayor. For the veterans among your Mayor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayor Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayor lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mayor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mayor in 1948 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mayor 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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