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Mann Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental. English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1). Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Jat) and Sikh name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Man, Kann, Main, Wann, Manne, Bann, Dann, Manna, Hann, Pann

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Where is the Mann family from?

You can see how Mann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mann families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 881 Mann families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Mann's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mann families in 1911.
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What did your Mann ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mann. 32% of Mann men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mann women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mann were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
    32%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Operator
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Mann. 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 207,000 military records available for the last name Mann. For the veterans among your Mann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mann lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mann in 1941 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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