Maier Family History

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Maier Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Mayer 2. This surname is also established in Italy. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Meyer 2.

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


Similar surnames: Meier, Mayer, Majer, Mauer, Maler, Mair, Baier, Mager, Mazer, Maser

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Maier Family Origin

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Maier Family Occupations

What did your Maier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Maier. 48% of Maier men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Maier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maier were Labourer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Income
    4%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Income
    17%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%

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

Maier Historical Records

What Maier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Maier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maier 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Maier. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Maier. For the veterans among your Maier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maier Life Expectancy

What is the average Maier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Maier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maier in 1941 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maier ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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