Manuel Family History

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Manuel Name Meaning

Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German: from the personal name Manuel, a short form of Emanuel. Catalan and Spanish: possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province. Americanized form of any of various other European family names derived from Emanuel, for example the Greek patronymic Manouilidis.

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

Similar surnames: Mandel, Mangel, Daniel, Mantel, Mengel, Mander, Samuel, Manuele

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Manuel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Manuel name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


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Manuel Family Origin

Where is the Manuel family from?

Manuel Family Occupations

What did your Manuel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manuel. A less common occupation for the Manuel family was Farmer. The most common Manuel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Manuel's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Manuel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Manuel Historical Records

What Manuel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 97,000 census records available for the last name Manuel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manuel census 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Manuel. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Manuel. For the veterans among your Manuel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Manuel Life Expectancy

What is the average Manuel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Manuel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Manuel in 1943 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Manuel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Manuel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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