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Mendez Family History

Mendez Name Meaning
Galician (Méndez): patronymic from the personal name Mendo (see Mendes, of which this is the Galician equivalent).

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

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731,728 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,566 Military Records
42,966 Immigration Records
136,644 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Mendez Families

  • Number of Mendez families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mendez families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mendez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mendez Family Origin

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Mendez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mendez

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Mendez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mendez census records

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Mendez Civil War Service Records

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