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Mares Surname Meaning

Catalan (Marès also Marés): topographic name from Catalan marès ‘by the sea’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Le Marais-la-Chapelle (Calvados) Marais-Vernier (Eure) or various other minor places in northern France named with Old French marais Norman-Picard marese ‘marsh’. Flemish and Dutch: metronymic from the personal name Marie (see Maria ). Czech and Slovak (Mareš): from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin . Romanian (Mareş): nickname from the adjective mare ‘big’ + the suffix –eş of Slavic origin.

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

Similar surnames: Mars, Maras, Mare, Bares, Marek, Maris, Maren, Mates, Manes, Kares

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You can see how Mares families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mares family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mares families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Mares families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mares's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mares families in 1911.
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What did your Mares ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mares. 60% of Mares men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mares. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mares. For the veterans among your Mares ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mares lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mares in 1940 was 39, and 64 in 2004.

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