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Manner Name Meaning

German: variant of Männer (see Maner). English: unexplained. Perhaps a variant of Manners. Finnish: ornamental name from manner ‘continent’. This name occurs throughout Finland, but chiefly in the southwestern part.

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

Similar surnames: Manger, Tanner, Manne, Mander, Maner, Banner, Mannes, Wanner, Maenner

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Where is the Manner family from?

You can see how Manner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Manner families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Manner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Manner families in 1840.
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What did your Manner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manner. 18% of Manner men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Manner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manner were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Manner. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Manner. For the veterans among your Manner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manner lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Manner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Manner in 1953 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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