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Manchester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in northwestern England, formerly part of Lancashire. This is so called from Mamucio (an ancient British name containing the element mamma ‘breast’, and meaning ‘breast-shaped hill’) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).

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


Similar surnames: Winchester, Lancaster, Chester, Rochester, Dorchester, Chichester

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Manchester Family Origin

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Manchester Family Occupations

What did your Manchester ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Manchester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Tailor

    16%
  • Not Given

    11%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, the most common Manchester occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Manchester's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Manchester family was Laborer. Farmer, Tailor and Not Given were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manchester.

Source: Census data for Manchester | Data not to scale

Manchester Historical Records

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Manchester Life Expectancy

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Famous Manchester Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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