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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Mann Family Origin

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Mann Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mann family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mann. The most common Mann occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Mann's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mann

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