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Manz Family History

Manz Name Meaning

(Alemannic, Swabian) from a short form or pet form of the personal name Mangold. (Bavarian, Austrian) from a short form of the personal name Mannhart (see Manhart). (eastern) from a derivative of the Slavic male personal name Manslaw.

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


Similar surnames: Ganz, Mann, Menz, Mand, Man, Ranz, Mak, Munz, Mani, Mapp

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Where is the Manz family from?

You can see how Manz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Manz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 46 Manz families living in Illinois. This was about 17% of all the recorded Manz's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Manz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manz. 15% of Manz men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Manz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manz were Carpenter 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
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Manz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manz 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Manz. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Manz. For the veterans among your Manz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manz lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Manz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Manz in 1947 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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