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

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • House Keeper

    25%
  • Servant

    25%
  • Son

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Maier family was Son. The most common Maier occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Maier's were Farmers. Farmer, House Keeper and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maier.

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Maier Historical Records

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Maier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Maier

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