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Mente Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with magin ‘strength’, ‘might’ as the first element, for example Meinhardt. Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch mente ‘(pepper)mint’. Dutch: from the female personal name Mente, a short form of Clemente, feminine form of Clemens. Hungarian: metonymic occupational name from mente ‘short coat’.

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


Similar surnames: Mentel, Mette, Mende, Montes, Mento, Mense, Menth, Menta, Jenke

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Where is the Mente family from?

You can see how Mente families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mente family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mente families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Mente families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mente's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mente families in 1880.
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What did your Mente ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mente. 24% of Mente men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    24%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mente. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mente 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 668 immigration records available for the last name Mente. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mente. For the veterans among your Mente ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mente lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mente life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mente in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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