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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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Mander Family Origin

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Mander Family Occupations

What did your Mander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mander. A less common occupation for the Mander family was Keeps House. The most common Mander occupation in the USA was Farming. 9% of Mander's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeps House


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Mander Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Mander Life Expectancy

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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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