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Mendez Name Meaning

Galician (Méndez): patronymic from the personal name Mendo (see Mendes, of which this is the Galician equivalent).

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


Similar surnames: Mendes, Mendel, Mende, Menendez, Mindel, Mense, Mente, Menzel, Menden

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Mendez Family Origin

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Mendez Family Occupations

What did your Mendez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farm Laborer and Cattle Herder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mendez. The most common Mendez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Mendez's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Mendez family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Cattle Herder

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Mendez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mendez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendez 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mendez. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mendez. For the veterans among your Mendez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendez Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendez lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mendez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mendez in 1944 was 35, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mendez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mendez 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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