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Manninen Family History

Manninen Name Meaning

Finnish: from the personal name Manni + the surname suffix -nen. Recorded as a hereditary surname since the Middle Ages in Savonia and Karelia and since the 16th century also in northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. In North America the surname was sometimes altered to Manning or Mann .

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


Similar surnames: Hanninen, Makinen, Tahtinen, Manne, Panning, Lampinen, Marien, Manni

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Where is the Manninen family from?

You can see how Manninen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manninen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Manninen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Manninen families living in Michigan. This was about 26% of all the recorded Manninen's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Manninen families in 1920.
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What did your Manninen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manninen. 27% of Manninen men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Manninen women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manninen were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Miner
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    67%
  • Maid
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Manninen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manninen 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 Manninen. 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 400 military records available for the last name Manninen. For the veterans among your Manninen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manninen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Manninen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Manninen in 1962 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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