Mena Family History

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Mena Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from Mena, in Castile and León provinces. Greek (Menas): see Minas.

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

Similar surnames: Mina, Menna, Mesa, Tena, Lena, Pena, Seda, Megna, Mega, Menta

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Mena Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mena name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mena. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Mena Family Origin

Where is the Mena family from?

Mena Family Occupations

What did your Mena ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mena family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mena. The most common Mena occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Mena's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mena ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mena Historical Records

What Mena family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Mena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mena census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mena. 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 Card

There are 992 military records available for the last name Mena. For the veterans among your Mena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mena Life Expectancy

What is the average Mena lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mena in 1951 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mena

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mena ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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