Major Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Major Name Meaning: From the Norman personal name Malg(i)er,of the elements 'madal' council + gar,geer 'spear'.

The name is of medieval english origin,with the first recorded spelling to be that of 'John Mauger',dated 1250.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Major Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Major family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 111
Independent 71
Female Servant 63
Farmer 34
Male Servant 26
Labourer 25
Shoe Maker 20
Carpenter 18
Ag Labourer 12
Tailor 11
Fisherman 10
Mason 9
Independant 8
Wheelwright 7
Mariner 7
Weaver 7
Butcher 6
Dress Maker 6
Apprentice 6
Baker 6
Porter 6
Draper 6
Lace Maker 5
Gardener 5
Servant 5

Major Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Major 100% 28,644
2 Mayger 50% 1,291
3 Majer 80% 171

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