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Maras Name Meaning

Polish (also Marasz), Czech, and Slovak: from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin. Czech (Máras): from the name for a man who was the son or husband of a woman called Márí, Czech form of Maria. Croatian: from a pet form of any of several personal name beginning with Mar-, e.g. Marijan, Marin, Marko. Polish: topographic name from Polish dialect maras ‘marsh’. Greek: nickname from Albanian marrë ‘crazy’, ‘wild’, ‘strong’. This element is also found as part of composite names such as Maragiannis ‘crazy John’.

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


Similar surnames: Marak, Mares, Karas, Mara, Matas, Mars, Kara, Marko, Taras, Maris

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Where is the Maras family from?

You can see how Maras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Maras families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Maras families living in Quebec. This was about 37% of all the recorded Maras's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Maras families in 1911.
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What did your Maras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maras. 36% of Maras men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Maras women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maras were Manager and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    26%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maras. 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 841 military records available for the last name Maras. For the veterans among your Maras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maras lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Maras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Maras in 1954 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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