Menges Family History

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Menges Name Meaning

German: from an altered form of the personal name Magnus. German: from the personal name Me(i)ngoss, from Germanic magin ‘strength’, ‘might’ + got ‘Goth’. Hungarian (Mengesz): Magyarized spelling of the German family name.

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

Similar surnames: Mengel, Menger, Mente, Engel, Minges, Menzel, Manes, Mewes, Rengel

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Menges Family Origin

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Menges Family Occupations

What did your Menges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Menges family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menges. The most common Menges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Menges's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Butcher


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Menges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Menges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menges 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 Menges. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Menges. For the veterans among your Menges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menges Life Expectancy

What is the average Menges lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Menges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Menges in 1944 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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