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Mento Name Meaning

Italian: from a short form of any of various medieval personal name ending with -mento, as for example Agromento, Comento, Fundamento, Palmento, or Saramento, all of which have now fallen into disuse.

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


Similar surnames: Vento, Mente, Berto, Bento, Menta, Penso, Renzo, Rentz, Meo, Mertz

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Where is the Mento family from?

You can see how Mento families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mento family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mento families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Mento families living in California. This was about 26% of all the recorded Mento's in the USA. California had the highest population of Mento families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mento surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mento ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mento. 34% of Mento men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Mento women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mento were Operator and Store Keeper.

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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
    34%
  • Barber
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Store Keeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mento. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mento 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 856 immigration records available for the last name Mento. 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 Mento. For the veterans among your Mento ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mento lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mento life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mento in 1959 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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