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Majer Name Meaning

Polish Czech Slovak Slovenian Croatian and Serbian; Hungarian (also Májer): status name for a steward bailiff or tenant farmer from a Slavicized or Hungarized form of German Meyer 1 Mayer As a Slovenian surname it is derived from the loanword majer ‘steward bailiff’ which also denoted a hired worker on a forest estate. Compare Maier 4 and Mayer 6. Slovak: from majer ‘manor farm estate’ a loanword from German (compare 1 above) probably used to denote a person living and working at the farm. Compare Majernik . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a variant of the personal name Meyer (see Meyer ). German: variant of Maier 1 (see Meyer ). German: variant of Macher

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

Similar surnames: Major, Mayer, Mauer, Maier, Mager, Maser, Mader, Maler, Mamer, Mazer

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Where is the Majer family from?

You can see how Majer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Majer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Majer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 19 Majer families living in Yorkshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Majer's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Majer families in 1891.
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What did your Majer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Majer. 64% of Majer 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook General
  • Unpaid Domest
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There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Majer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Majer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Majer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Majer. For the veterans among your Majer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Majer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Majer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Majer in 1954 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

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