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Mariner Surname Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English mariner ‘sailor seaman boatman’ (Anglo-Norman French mariner Old French marinier marnier merinier). Compare Marriner . Catalan: occupational name for a sailor mariner (from Late Latin marinarius a derivative of marinus ‘marine’). Americanized form of French Marin

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


Similar surnames: Marine, Marner, Garner, Lardner, Marler, Marien, Marino, Mailer

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Where is the Mariner family from?

You can see how Mariner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mariner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mariner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 61 Mariner families living in Hampshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Mariner's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Mariner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mariner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mariner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mariner. 21% of Mariner men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Mariner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mariner were Bricklayer and Domestic Worker. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    21%
  • Builders Labourer
    17%
  • Motor Driver
    13%
  • Bricklayer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Home Duties
    4%
  • Domestic Worker
    3%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Mariner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mariner 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 Mariner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mariner. For the veterans among your Mariner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mariner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mariner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mariner in 1941 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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