Mendes Family History

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Mendes Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Mendo, a reduced form of Menendo (see Menendez).

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

Similar surnames: Mendez, Mende, Menges, Vences, Mendel, Mees, Mense, Mengel, Sender

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Mendes Family Origin

Where is the Mendes family from?

Mendes Family Occupations

What did your Mendes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cellerman, Fancy Goods Dealer and Grocer Wholesale were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mendes. The most common Mendes occupation in the UK was Cellerman. 17% of Mendes's were Cellermans. A less common occupation for the Mendes family was Income From Investments.

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  • Cellerman

  • Fancy Goods Dealer

  • Grocer Wholesale

  • Income From Investments


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

Mendes Historical Records

What Mendes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mendes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendes 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mendes. For the veterans among your Mendes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendes Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mendes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mendes in 1948 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mendes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mendes 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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