Mare Family History

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Mare Name Meaning

French and English: topographic name from mare ‘pond’, ‘pool’, or a habitational name from one of the places in Normandy called La Mare (see Delamar). Italian and Spanish: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from Latin mare ‘sea’. Dutch (de Mare): nickname from the Germanic word mari, meri ‘famous’, ‘renowned’.

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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Mare Family Origin

Where is the Mare family from?

Mare Family Occupations

What did your Mare ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mare occupation in Canada was Chasseur. 47% of Mare's were Chasseurs. A less common occupation for the Mare family was Mason. Chasseur, Farmer and Lumberman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mare.

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  • Chasseur

  • Farmer

  • Lumberman

  • Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mare ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mare Historical Records

What Mare family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Mare Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mare

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mare 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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