Mann Family History
Mann Name Meaning
English German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man or for a man contrasted with a boy from Middle English Middle High German man German Mann ‘man’. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be artificial. English and German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno found in Old English as Mann or Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing the element man ‘man’ such as Hermann . English: habitational name from the Isle of Man. Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McMann from McMahon . Germanized form of Sorbian Man: from a short form of the Old Slavic personal name Manislav or Manomir based on the element man ‘to allure’ (from Old Slavic maniti). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Man 9 cognate with 1 above.7: American shortened form of Finnish Manninen .8: Indian (Punjab): Jat and Sikh name of unexplained etymology.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press