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Manas Name Meaning

Spanish (Mañas): nickname for a devious person or alternatively for an astute or skillful person from the plural of maña ‘trick strategem’ (from Late Latin mania a derivative of manus ‘hand’).

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


Similar surnames: Canas, Manos, Matas, Mangas, Canal, Maras, Minas, Janas, Gans, Magas

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Where is the Manas family from?

You can see how Manas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Manas family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Manas's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Manas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manas. 20% of Manas men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Manas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manas were Proprietor and Salvageil. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    31%
  • Housewife
    31%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Salvageil
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Manas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Manas. 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 725 military records available for the last name Manas. For the veterans among your Manas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Manas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Manas in 1963 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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