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Mabee Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Mabey. Dutch: this is a prominent Dutch family name in the Schenectady area of NY, where a Mabee Farmhouse still survives from the late 17th century. The name is derived from French Mabil(l)e, and came from Valenciennes in France, to the Netherlands in the 1580s, and thence to New Netherland in the 1650s. Mabee is the most common form, but it probably developed through Mabie, as a phonetic spelling, in the Netherlands, into its present form in Schenectady, where spelling was influenced by English conventions.

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


Similar surnames: Mabey, Mabe, Abee, Maybee, Marie, Rabey, Mabie, Gabel, Able, Abele

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Mabee Family Origin

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Mabee Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mabee family was Going To School. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mabee. The most common Mabee occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Mabee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Going To School

    3%

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Mabee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mabee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mabee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mabee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mabee. For the veterans among your Mabee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mabee Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mabee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mabee in 1957 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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