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Magas Name Meaning

Hungarian: nickname for a towering person or someone of high standing from the vocabulary word magas ‘tall’. Croatian (Magaš): from a regional vernacular form of the Latin personal name Hermagoras (from the name of the Greek god Hermēs) which was borne by a minor early Christian saint from ancient Moesia. In part the name may also be of Hungarian origin (see 1 above). Polish: unexplained. Slovak (Magaš): probably of Hungarian origin (see 1 above). The surname Magaš is very rare in Slovakia found only in the Trenčín region.

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

Similar surnames: Maggs, Maras, Mages, Matas, Mangas, Magel, Rigas, Matias, Mars, Maga

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Where is the Magas family from?

You can see how Magas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Magas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Magas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Magas families living in Manitoba. This was about 32% of all the recorded Magas's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Magas families in 1911.
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What did your Magas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Magas. 100% of Magas men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Magas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magas 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Magas. 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 Cards

There are 348 military records available for the last name Magas. For the veterans among your Magas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Magas lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Magas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Magas in 1956 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

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