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Mayner Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Old French and Middle English personal name Mainer from ancient Germanic Maginhari composed of the elements magin ‘strength might’ + hari heri ‘army’. Compare Mainer Maynor Manor and Mannor . Americanized form of German Mainer a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Mayne, Mayer, Manner, Mainer, Mayher, Rayner, Reyner, Payer, Maynor

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Where is the Mayner family from?

You can see how Mayner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Mayner families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Mayner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mayner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mayner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mayner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mayner. 50% of Mayner men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mayner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayner 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 629 immigration records available for the last name Mayner. 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 583 military records available for the last name Mayner. For the veterans among your Mayner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mayner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mayner in 1963 was 78, and 87 in 2004.

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