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Mende Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on the outskirts of a village or settlement, from Middle High German am ende ‘at the end’ (see Ende). habitational name from any of various places so called in the Rhineland and Westphalia. from a short form of the personal name Menath.

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


Similar surnames: Ende, Mente, Menden, Mander, Melde, Munden, Mense, Wendel, Mele

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Where is the Mende family from?

You can see how Mende families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mende family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mende families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Mende families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Mende's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mende families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mende surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mende ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mende. 19% of Mende men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Mende women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mende were Mechanic and Housework.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mende. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mende 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 Mende. 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 Mende. For the veterans among your Mende ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mende lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mende life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mende in 1951 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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