Maus Family History

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Maus Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone supposedly resembling a mouse, in appearance or timidity, from Middle High German mus ‘mouse’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Maus ‘mouse’, one of the most common of the unflattering surnames imposed on Jews by non-Jewish government officials in 18th- and 19th-century central Europe.

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

Similar surnames: Maul, Haus, Paus, Daus, Gaus, Raus, Mass, Mauk, Mais, Mau

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Maus Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maus name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Maus Family Origin

Where is the Maus family from?

Maus Family Occupations

What did your Maus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Maus. The most common Maus occupation in Canada was Farmer. 86% of Maus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bookkeeper


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

Maus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Maus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maus 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Maus. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Maus. For the veterans among your Maus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maus Life Expectancy

What is the average Maus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Maus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Maus in 1944 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maus 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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