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Menzies Family History

Menzies Name Meaning
Scottish: variant of Manners, in which the z originally represented Middle English letter ? (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is still pronounced mingiz in Scotland. It has been Gaelicized as Méinn, from which come the English forms Mein and Mien. The patronymic forms McMenzies, McMon(n)ies, McMin(n), and McMyn represent adapations of the name to the predominant pattern of Highland surnames.

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

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68,993 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,508 Military Records
16,302 Immigration Records
64,197 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Menzies Families

  • Number of Menzies families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Menzies families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Menzies families
     402 - 801
     135 - 401
     1 - 134
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Menzies Family Origin

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Menzies Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Menzies

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Menzies Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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