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Maple Surname Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a maple tree Middle English mapel.

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

Similar surnames: Male, Staple, Happe, Marple, Malle, Manley, Mele, Halle, Baile, Cale

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Where is the Maple family from?

You can see how Maple families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maple family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maple families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Maple families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Maple's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Maple families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maple surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maple ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maple. 19% of Maple men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Maple women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maple were Salesman and Cook. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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What Maple family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Maple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maple census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maple. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Maple. For the veterans among your Maple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maple lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Maple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Maple in 1945 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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