History of your Surname
Get access to Maire family records.Start a free trial

Maire Family History

Maire Name Meaning

French: status name or occupational name for a maire (‘mayor’) a title denoting a municipal magistrate or other local official (the role of the maire differed at different times at different places) or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a maire from Old French mair(e). It may also be a nickname for an eldest son from the same word. Compare Lemaire . French (Mairé): habitational name from Mairé in Vienne or from Mairé-l'Evescault in Deux-Sèvres. English (Devon; also Cheshire): variant of Mayer .

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

Similar surnames: Mare, Maine, Mair, Mire, Maitre, Caire, Mars, Matre, Marre, Lare

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Maire family from?

You can see how Maire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maire families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Maire families living in Devon. This was about 21% of all the recorded Maire's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Maire families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maire ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Maire. 67% of Maire women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Maire | Data not to scale

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Maire family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Maire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Maire

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Maire. 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.

View all Maire immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Maire. For the veterans among your Maire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Maire military records

You've only scratched the surface of Maire family history

Discover More

What is the average Maire lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Maire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Maire in 1962 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maire

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Maire family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial