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Mahon Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna ‘son of Mathghamhain’ (see McMahon ). Compare Mahoney which has a similar etymology. There has been some confusion with Mohan and Mahan . Irish: from Ó Macháin a variant of Ó Mocháin. See Mohan . French: habitational name from Mahon in Gironde. French: from the Old French female personal name Mahon a derivative of Mahaut a vernacular form of Mathilde from the ancient Germanic personal name Mahthild composed of the elements maht ‘might’ and hild ‘battle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mahan, Malon, Mason, Macon, Mazon, Maron, Mahony, Mabon, Mahone

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Where is the Mahon family from?

You can see how Mahon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mahon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mahon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 98 Mahon families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Mahon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mahon families in 1911.
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What did your Mahon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mahon. 54% of Mahon men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mahon women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mahon were Farmers Son and Domestic. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
  • Income
  • Bookkeeper
  • Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahon. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mahon. For the veterans among your Mahon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mahon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mahon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mahon in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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