Menz Family History

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Menz Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of a Germanic compound name with the same initial element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’. North German: habitational name from Menz in Mecklenburg or Mainz (see Mentzer). South German: variant of Manz, a derivative of a compound name with the initial element man (see, for example, Manhart).

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

Similar surnames: Metz, Lenz, Meng, Denz, Manz, Munz, Menk, Benz, Enz, Sens

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Menz Family Origin

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Menz Family Occupations

What did your Menz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menz. 20% of Menz men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Menz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menz were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Menz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Menz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Menz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Menz. For the veterans among your Menz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menz Life Expectancy

What is the average Menz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Menz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Menz in 1952 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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