Mendes Family History

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Mendes Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Mendo, a reduced form of Menendo (see Menendez).

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


Similar surnames: Mendez, Mende, Menges, Vences, Mendel, Mees, Mense, Mengel, Sender

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Mendes Family Origin

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Mendes Family Occupations

What did your Mendes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mendes. 24% of Mendes men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Mendes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mendes were Salesman and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%
  • Salesman
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
  • House Work
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mendes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mendes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendes 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendes. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mendes. For the veterans among your Mendes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendes Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mendes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mendes in 1948 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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