Manning Family History

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Manning Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Mann 1 and 2. Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Mainnín ‘descendant of Mainnín’, probably an assimilated form of Mainchín, a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. This is the name of a chieftain family in Connacht. It is sometimes pronounced Ó Maingín and Anglicized as Mangan.

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

Similar surnames: Lanning, Canning, Mannings, Kanning, Janning, Fannin, Dunning

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Manning Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Manning name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Manning. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Manning Family Origin

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Manning Family Occupations

What did your Manning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manning. The most common Manning occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Manning's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Manning family was Going To School.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • School

  • Going To School


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Manning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 529,000 census records available for the last name Manning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manningcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 79,000 immigration records available for the last name Manning. 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 Card

There are 88,000 military records available for the last name Manning. For the veterans among your Manning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Manning Life Expectancy

What is the average Manning lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Manning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Manning in 1940 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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