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Maier Name Meaning

German and Dutch (of German origin): variant of Mayer (see Meyer ). The German surname in this form is also found in some other European countries e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Czechia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer ). Romanian: of German origin (see Meyer ). Germanized form of Czech Slovenian Croatian Serbian and Hungarian Majer . Dutch: variant of Maijer ‘reaper mower’ (see Mayer ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Meier, Mayer, Majer, Mauer, Maler, Mair, Baier, Mager, Mazer, Maser

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Where is the Maier family from?

You can see how Maier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 28 Maier families living in London. This was about 74% of all the recorded Maier's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Maier families in 1891.
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What did your Maier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Refugee and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Maier. 100% of Maier men worked as a Refugee and 55% of Maier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Refugee
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    55%
  • Domestic Servant
    12%
  • Refugee
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Maier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Maier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Maier. For the veterans among your Maier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Maier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maier in 1941 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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