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Manna Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name from Sicilian manna ‘ash tree’. Southern Italian: from a feminine form of Manno. Southern Italian: possibly from La Manna, with loss of the definite article, from Old Italian Alamanna ‘Germania’. Dutch: from a personal name derived from the Germanic personal name Man(n)hard, composed of the elements mann ‘man’, ‘human’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Mann, Menna, Manne, Manno, Nanna, Hanna, Sanna, Mannan, Manni, Mango

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Where is the Manna family from?

You can see how Manna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Manna families living in New York. This was about 82% of all the recorded Manna's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Manna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manna. 19% of Manna men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Manna women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manna were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Manna. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Manna. For the veterans among your Manna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manna lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Manna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Manna in 1951 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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