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Mawyer Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Mayer . Possibly English: variant of Mawer an occupational name for a reaper or mower Middle English mawer(e) mower.

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


Similar surnames: Sawyer, Mayer, Maser, Hayer, Mander, Mayor, Manger, Malter, Myer

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Where is the Mawyer family from?

You can see how Mawyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mawyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mawyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Mawyer families living in Yorkshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mawyer's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Mawyer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mawyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mawyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mawyer. 33% of Mawyer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Mawyer women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mawyer were Painter and Sewing. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Sales Lady
    14%
  • Sewing
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mawyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mawyer 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 72 immigration records available for the last name Mawyer. 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 813 military records available for the last name Mawyer. For the veterans among your Mawyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mawyer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mawyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mawyer in 1954 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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