Menendez Family History

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Menendez Name Meaning

Spanish (Menéndez): patronymic from the medieval personal name Mendendo, a hypercorrected form of the Visigothic personal name Hermenegild, composed of the elements ermen, irmen ‘whole’, ‘entire’ + gild ‘tribute’. This personal name was borne by a 6th-century member of the Visigothic royal house, who was converted from Arianism to the Catholic faith and became an enormously popular saint, as a result of which the personal name was very common in Spain in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Resendes, Hernandez, Melendez, Fernandez, Mende, Mendez, Jenner

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Menendez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Menendez name?

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

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  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Menendez Family Origin

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Menendez Family Occupations

What did your Menendez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Clerk In Store and Cook Out were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menendez. A less common occupation for the Menendez family was Dentist. The most common Menendez occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 33% of Menendez's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Clerk In Store

  • Cook Out

  • Dentist


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Menendez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Menendez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menendez 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Menendez. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Menendez. For the veterans among your Menendez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menendez Life Expectancy

What is the average Menendez lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Menendez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Menendez in 1941 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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