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Manzer Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Manze in Silesia or Manzen in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Mainzer, Lanzer, Mander, Manger, Manker, Ganzer, Panzer, Manner

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Where is the Manzer family from?

You can see how Manzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manzer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Manzer families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Manzer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Manzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Manzer. 19% of Manzer men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Manzer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manzer were Carpenter and Glove Maker.

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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
  • Manager
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Glove Maker
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What Manzer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Manzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manzer 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 628 immigration records available for the last name Manzer. 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 Manzer. For the veterans among your Manzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manzer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Manzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Manzer in 1961 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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