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Mare Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone living by the sea from mare ‘sea’. English: variant of Mear . French (northern): topographic name from mare ‘pond pool’ or a habitational name from any of the places in Normandy called La Mare named with this word. French (southern; Maré): unexplained. The surname Maré of (southern) French origin is found mainly in South Africa where it is mostly spelled Marée (see Maree ). Dutch (Maré; also De Mare De Maré): variant of Maree Romanian: nickname from the adjective mare ‘big’.7: Ethiopian: from the personal name Mare meaning ‘my honey’ in the Amharic language. — Note: Since Ethiopians do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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


Similar surnames: Mares, Mar, Mars, Mari, Mark, Maze, Marie, Maren, Ware, Marr

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Where is the Mare family from?

You can see how Mare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mare families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 52 Mare families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Mare's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mare families in 1911.
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What did your Mare ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Religieuse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mare. 48% of Mare men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Mare women worked as a Religieuse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mare were Chasseur and Servant. .

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Chasseur
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Religieuse
    72%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Servant
    15%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mare 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mare. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mare. For the veterans among your Mare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mare lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mare in 1959 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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