Maher Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Maher Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meachair ‘descendant of Meachar’, a personal name meaning ‘kindly’, ‘fine’, ‘majestic’.

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


Similar surnames: Moher, Mahan, Maheu, Zaher, Macher, Daher, Maser, Maver, Majer, Mamer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Maher Family Origin

Where is the Maher family from?

Maher Family Occupations

What did your Maher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Maher. 33% of Maher men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Maher women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maher were Labourer and Domestique

View Census data for Maher | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Journalier
    16%
  • Cultivateur
    13%
  • Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Domestique
    12%

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

Maher Historical Records

What Maher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 222,000 census records available for the last name Maher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Maher

Passenger List

There are 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Maher. 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.

View all Maher immigration records

Draft Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Maher. For the veterans among your Maher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Maher military records

You've only scratched the surface of Maher family history.

Maher Life Expectancy

What is the average Maher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Maher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Maher in 1942 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maher

Famous Maher Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name