Man Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Wen 2. Chinese : from a character in the personal name of Hu Gongman, a retainer of Wu Wang. After the latter established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 bc, he granted the state of Chen to Hu Gongman, whose descendants adopted the second character of his given name, Man, as their surname. This character also means ‘Manchurian’, but the name does not appear to be related to this meaning. Chinese : variant of Wen 3. Chinese : variant of Wan 1. English and Jewish: variant spelling of Mann. Dutch: from Middle Dutch man ‘man’, ‘husband’, ‘vassal’, ‘arbiter’. French: from the Germanic personal name Manno (see Mann 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Man, derived from Yiddish ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Pan, Han, Mann, Mao, May, Tan, Kan, Yan, Wan, Ban

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Man Family Origin

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Man Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Man family was Sailing. The most common Man occupation in Canada was Farmer. 49% of Man's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Man.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Sailing


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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Man life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Man in 1959 was 76, and 69 in 2004.

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