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Mentor Family History

Mentor Name Meaning

French: unexplained. English: unexplained. Possibly a respelling of Menter, an unexplained name of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hector, Bestor, Center, Menter, Meylor, Armentor, Benton, Menear

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Where is the Mentor family from?

You can see how Mentor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mentor family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mentor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Mentor families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mentor's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mentor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mentor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mentor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mentor. 56% of Mentor 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
    56%
  • Machinist
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mentor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mentor 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 325 immigration records available for the last name Mentor. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mentor. For the veterans among your Mentor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mentor lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mentor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Mentor in 1963 was 91, and 73 in 2004.

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