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Manser Name Meaning

English: from the male personal name Manasseh Hebrew Menashe ‘one who causes to forget’ (see Manasse ) borne in the Middle Ages by Christians as well as by Jews. Hebrew Menashe and its reflexes in other Jewish languages have always been popular among Jews. English (of Norman origin): occupational name for someone who made handles for agricultural and domestic implements from an agent derivative of Old French manche ‘handle haft’ (from Late Latin manicus a derivative of manus ‘hand’). Compare Manche . Swiss German: status name for the owner of a sizable farm an equivalent of a Hube (see Huber ) presumably from Late Latin mansus ‘measure of land’. English: variant of Mansergh a habitational name from Mansergh (Cumbria). The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Man (genitive Mans) + Old Norse erg ‘shieling hill-pasture’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mander, Maser, Manger, Manier, Ganser, Maner, Mauser, Mahler, Manker

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Where is the Manser family from?

You can see how Manser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manser families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Manser families living in Vermont. This was about 33% of all the recorded Manser's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Manser families in 1840.
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What did your Manser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manser. 19% of Manser men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Manser women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manser were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Manser. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Manser. For the veterans among your Manser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manser lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Manser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Manser in 1945 was 19, and 72 in 2004.

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