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Mencer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Mentzer, a habitational name for someone from a place called Mentz (possibly Mainz) or Menz. English: probably a variant of Manser. Compare Menser.

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

Similar surnames: Menser, Menner, Menzer, Mander, Melcer, Benner, Mincer, Mercer

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Where is the Mencer family from?

You can see how Mencer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mencer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mencer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Mencer families living in Kentucky. This was about 64% of all the recorded Mencer's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Mencer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mencer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mencer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mencer. 34% of Mencer men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Mencer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mencer were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mencer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mencer 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Mencer. 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 544 military records available for the last name Mencer. For the veterans among your Mencer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mencer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mencer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Mencer in 1946 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

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