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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

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Name Distribution of Mann Families

  • Number of Mann families
     522 - 1,041
     175 - 521
     1 - 174
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mann families
     1,169 - 2,336
     390 - 1,168
     1 - 389
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mann families
     243 - 484
     82 - 242
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mann Family Origin

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Mann Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mann

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Mann Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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