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Manchester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city in northwestern England, formerly part of Lancashire. This is so called from Mamucio (an ancient British name containing the element mamma ‘breast’, and meaning ‘breast-shaped hill’) + Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’).

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


Similar surnames: Winchester, Lancaster, Chester, Rochester, Dorchester, Chichester

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Manchester Family Origin

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Manchester Family Occupations

What did your Manchester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Manchester. The most common Manchester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Manchester's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Manchester family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Manchester ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Manchester Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Manchester ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Manchester Life Expectancy

What is the average Manchester lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Manchester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Manchester in 1945 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Manchester ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Manchester Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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