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Man Surname Meaning

Flemish and Dutch (also De Man): from Middle Dutch man ‘man husband vassal’ (compare Mann ).7: English: variant of Mann .8: French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno (see Mann ).9: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Man based on a Yiddish word meaning ‘man’. Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 滿 meaning ‘full’ in Chinese: from Man (滿) style name of Hu Gong Man (died 986 BC) also known as the Duke Hu of Chen founder of the state of Chen (located in Henan province) who was the shared ancestor of people with the surnames 陳 胡 田 and 車. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 萬 see Wan Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 文 and 聞 see Wen 2 and Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 閔 see Min Vietnamese (Mẫn): from the Chinese surname 閔 see Min

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

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

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Where is the Man family from?

You can see how Man families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Man family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Man families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 64 Man families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Man's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Man families in 1911.
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What did your Man ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Man. 27% of Man men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Man women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Man were Laundryman and Student. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Laundryman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Man. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Man 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Man. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Man. For the veterans among your Man ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Man lifespan?

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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