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Mayes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name May (see May).

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


Similar surnames: Mays, Hayes, Bayes, Moyes, Mages, Mayer, Mares, Manes, Mades, Maves

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Where is the Mayes family from?

You can see how Mayes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 540 Mayes families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Mayes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mayes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayes 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 Mayes. 7% of Mayes men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Mayes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayes were Agricultural Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    7%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Horseman On Farm
    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What Mayes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Mayes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayes 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayes. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Mayes. For the veterans among your Mayes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mayes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mayes in 1942 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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