Mayo Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Mayhew. Variant of French Mailhot.

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


Similar surnames: May, Mayou, Mayor, Vayo, Maye, Rayo, Mayr, Hayn, Mars, Mamo

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Mayo Family Origin

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Mayo Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • School

    12%
  • Photographer

    9%

In 1881, the most common Mayo occupation in Canada was Farmer. 15% of Mayo's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mayo family was Photographer. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mayo.

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Mayo Historical Records

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Mayo Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Mayo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mayo in 1944 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayo

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