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Mayen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in the Rhineland. The placename is related to Maifeld the name of the area of which it is the main settlement which is derived from the Celtic word magos ‘field plain’. Spanish (Mayén; Andalusia): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Maren, Mayer, Maben, Hayer, Main, Mogen, Moren, Mayon, Mate, Makin

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Where is the Mayen family from?

You can see how Mayen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Mayen families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Mayen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mayen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mayen. 67% of Mayen men worked as a Fils Cultivateur. .

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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

  • Fils Cultivateur
    67%
  • Cultivateur
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mayen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 737 immigration records available for the last name Mayen. 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 952 military records available for the last name Mayen. For the veterans among your Mayen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Mayen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Mayen in 1953 was 59, and 78 in 2003.

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