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Mander Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for a beggar, from an agent derivative of maund ‘beg’ (probably from Old French mendier, Late Latin mendicare); this word is not attested before the 16th century, but may well have been in use earlier. Alternatively it may be an occupational name for a maker of baskets, from an agent derivative of Middle English maund ‘basket’ (Old French mande, of Germanic origin); or perhaps for someone in some position of authority, from a shortened form of Middle English coma(u)nder (from coma(u)nden ‘to command’). German: habitational name from places called Mandern, in Hesse and the Rhineland. Belgian (van der Mander): habitational name from a place called Ter Mandere or Mandel, in West Flanders, derived from the river name Mandel. Indian (Panjab): Sikh (Dogar, Jat) name of unknown meaning, based on the names of clans in these communities.

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


Similar surnames: Gander, Mandel, Wander, Manger, Manser, Lander, Mader, Manier

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You can see how Mander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mander families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Mander families living in Maryland. This was about 57% of all the recorded Mander's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Mander families in 1840.
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What did your Mander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mander. 20% of Mander men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Mander women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mander were Waiter 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Waiter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
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What is the average Mander lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mander in 1943 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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