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Manfred Name Meaning

German and Dutch: evidently from the Germanic personal name Manfred, composed of the elements man ‘man’ + frid ‘peace’. The surname is rare in Germany, however, while the personal name was common in Lombardy, and Italian sources derive the first element from magin ‘strength’. Compare Manfredo.

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


Similar surnames: Manfredo, Manard, Manier, Landfried, Andrea, Maynard, Alfred, Manfre

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Where is the Manfred family from?

You can see how Manfred families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manfred family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manfred families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Manfred family living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Manfred's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Manfred families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manfred surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manfred ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manfred. 43% of Manfred men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Manfred women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manfred were Clerk and New Worker. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Maid
    22%
  • New Worker
    22%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Manfred. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manfred 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Manfred. 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 289 military records available for the last name Manfred. For the veterans among your Manfred ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manfred lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Manfred life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Manfred in 1962 was 65, and 91 in 2004.

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