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Manahan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mainchín (see Monahan ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hanahan, Monahan, Banahan, Murnahan, Hanrahan, Hanavan, Carnahan

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Where is the Manahan family from?

You can see how Manahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manahan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Manahan families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Manahan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Manahan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manahan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manahan. 17% of Manahan men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Manahan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manahan were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Manahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manahan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Manahan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Manahan. For the veterans among your Manahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manahan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Manahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Manahan in 1955 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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