Mares Family History

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Mares Name Meaning

Catalan (Marès, also Marés): topographic name from Catalan marès ‘by the sea’. English (of Norman origin): topographic name from Old French marais ‘marsh’ (Norman and Picard marese), or a habitational name from (Le) Marais in Calvados, Normandy. Dutch: metronymic from the personal name Marie. Czech and Slovak (Mareš): from a derivative of the personal names Marek or Martin.

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

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

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Mares Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mares name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mares. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Mares Family Origin

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Mares Family Occupations

What did your Mares ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mares occupation in Canada was Cigar Maker. 100% of Mares's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker


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Mares Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mares. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mares 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 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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Draft Card

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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Mares Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mares 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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