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Manasse Name Meaning

French (Manassé) and German: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name Manasseh from nashah ‘make to forget’. This was the name of Joseph's elder son brother of Ephraim so named in the hope that Joseph's father Jacob might begin to forget the sorrows of the past.

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

Similar surnames: Masse, Manser, Menashe, Lacasse, Sasse, Maras, Annese, Massey

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Where is the Manasse family from?

You can see how Manasse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manasse family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Manasse families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Manasse families living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Manasse's in USA. California had the highest population of Manasse families in 1880.
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What did your Manasse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Manasse. 36% of Manasse men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farming
  • Buyer
  • Physician
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Manasse. 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 411 military records available for the last name Manasse. For the veterans among your Manasse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manasse lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Manasse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Manasse in 1963 was 78, and 70 in 2004.

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