History of your Surname
Get access to Manis family records.Start a free trial

Manis Family History

Manis Name Meaning

Greek: from the personal name Manis, a pet form of Emmanouel (see Emanuel). Czech (Maniš): from German Mann, or from a Germanic personal name such as Manfred. French: unexplained. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Mane + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s. As a male name, this represents a variant of Man 8. As a female name, it is derived from a form of Mary borrowed from Slavic Christians.

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

Similar surnames: Matis, Danis, Manes, Manos, Maris, Malis, Hanis, Mani, Mars, Janis

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Manis family from?

You can see how Manis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 37 Manis families living in Tennessee. This was about 80% of all the recorded Manis's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Manis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manis. 23% of Manis men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Manis women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manis were Salesman and Housework.

View Census data for Manis | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Housework
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Manis family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Manis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Manis

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Manis. 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.

View all Manis immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Manis. For the veterans among your Manis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Manis military records

You've only scratched the surface of Manis family history.

Discover More

What is the average Manis lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Manis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Manis in 1940 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Manis

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Manis family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial