Mah Name Meaning

Chinese and Korean: variant of Ma.

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

Similar surnames: Ma, Mar, Mai, Man, May, Mak, Wah, Mau, Miah, Mae

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Mah Family Origin

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Mah Family Occupations

What did your Mah ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mah. 26% of Mah men worked as a Labourer and 17% of Mah women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mah were Laundry and Pension

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Cook
  • Laundryman
  • Laundry

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Pension

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mah Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mah 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Mah. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mah. For the veterans among your Mah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mah Life Expectancy

What is the average Mah lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mah in 1957 was 36, and 88 in 2004.

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