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Mann Surname Meaning

English German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man or for a man contrasted with a boy from Middle English Middle High German man German Mann ‘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 artificial. English and German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno found in Old English as Mann or Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing the element man ‘man’ such as Hermann . English: habitational name from the Isle of Man. Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMann from McMahon . Germanized form of Sorbian Man: from a short form of the Old Slavic personal name Manislav or Manomir based on the element man ‘to allure’ (from Old Slavic maniti). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Man 9 cognate with 1 above.7: American shortened form of Finnish Manninen .8: Indian (Punjab): Jat and Sikh name of unexplained etymology.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,336 Mann families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Mann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mann families in 1891.
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What did your Mann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mann. 8% of Mann men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Mann women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mann were Farmer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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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 the UK, 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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