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Maren Surname Meaning

Slovenian: variant of Marn . German: topographic name of Dutch origin for someone who lived by a watercourse (see Van Maren ). English (Lancashire and Middlesex): variant of Marron . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland. Perhaps also an American shortened form of Dutch Van Maren .

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

Similar surnames: Mare, Marien, Haren, Mayen, Waren, Mares, Marin, Maran, Marken, Moren

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Where is the Maren family from?

You can see how Maren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maren families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 37 Maren families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Maren's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Maren families in 1911.
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What did your Maren ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Maren. 100% of Maren men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Maren. 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 430 military records available for the last name Maren. For the veterans among your Maren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maren lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Maren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Maren in 1958 was 59, and 60 in 2004.

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