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Menon Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala): Hindu (Nayar) name, from Malayalam menon, usually used to mean ‘accountant’, but literally ‘exalted one’ (earlier menavan, melavan, from mel ‘high’ + the third person singular masculine pronoun, avan ‘he’). Originally, this was a hereditary title conferred by the rulers of various kingdoms in Kerala.

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

Similar surnames: Mann, Henton, Memon, Lemon, Merin, Menn, Menor, Venn, Menta, Melin

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Where is the Menon family from?

You can see how Menon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Menon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Menon families living in Quebec. This was about 83% of all the recorded Menon's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Menon families in 1911.
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What did your Menon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Menon. .

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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

  • Labourer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Menon. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Menon. For the veterans among your Menon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menon lifespan?

Between 1977 and 2004, in the United States, Menon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Menon in 1977 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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