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Menta Family History

Menta Name Meaning

Southern Italian: topographic name from menta ‘(pepper)mint’ (Latin menta), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Amenta, Mente, Mento, Vento, Menna, Mina, Cetta, Armenta, Rentz, Mena

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Where is the Menta family from?

You can see how Menta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Menta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Menta family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Menta's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Menta families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Menta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Menta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bench Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menta. 56% of Menta men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Clerk
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bench Hand
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Menta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menta 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Menta. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Menta. For the veterans among your Menta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menta lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Menta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Menta in 1962 was 79, and 53 in 2004.

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