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Mani Family History

Mani Name Meaning

Indian (southern states): reduced form of Subramanian. Indian (Kerala): among Christians from Kerala, a pet form of Emmanuel. It is only a given name in Kerala, but in the U.S. used as a family name among people from Kerala.

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


Similar surnames: Muni, Maki, Sani, Mari, Manis, Manz, Hari, Mann, Mand, Tani

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Where is the Mani family from?

You can see how Mani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mani family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mani families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Mani families living in Texas. This was about 42% of all the recorded Mani's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Mani families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mani surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mani. 48% of Mani men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    48%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Cheese Maker
    14%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mani 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mani. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mani. For the veterans among your Mani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mani lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Mani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Mani in 1965 was 80, and 69 in 2003.

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