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Maynard Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Mainard (from ancient Germanic Maganhard Meginard from magin- ‘power might’ + hard- ‘brave hardy’). Compare Mainard . Altered form of French Ménard (see Menard ) a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Manard, Baynard, Reynard, Maynor, Mallard, Savard, Manfred, Harvard

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Where is the Maynard family from?

You can see how Maynard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maynard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maynard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,431 Maynard families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Maynard's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Maynard families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maynard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maynard 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 Maynard. 7% of Maynard men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Maynard women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maynard were Carpenter 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
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 256,000 census records available for the last name Maynard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maynard 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Maynard. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Maynard. For the veterans among your Maynard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maynard lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Maynard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maynard in 1943 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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