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Maenza Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from Maenza in Latina province, probably so named from the Latin personal name Magius or Maius, or from any of various places so named, from medieval Latin maiensis ‘(payment) in the month of May’, presumably denoting some sort of tax obligation.

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


Similar surnames: Menta, Faenza, Manna, Penza, Menna, Maza, Manzo, Benza, Panza, Menza

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Where is the Maenza family from?

You can see how Maenza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maenza family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Maenza families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Maenza families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Maenza's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Maenza families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maenza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maenza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and File Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maenza. 46% of Maenza men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Maenza women worked as a File Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maenza were Proprietor and Operator.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    46%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Radio Engineer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • File Clerk
    28%
  • Clerical
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%
  • Operator
    19%
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Census Records

There are 702 census records available for the last name Maenza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maenza census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 409 immigration records available for the last name Maenza. 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 Cards

There are 263 military records available for the last name Maenza. For the veterans among your Maenza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maenza lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Maenza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Maenza in 1953 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

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