Mentzer Family History

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Mentzer Name Meaning

German: habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios), or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Metzer, Netzer, Menzel, Mettler, Retzer, Meltzer, Mente, Rentzel

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Mentzer Family Origin

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Mentzer Family Occupations

What did your Mentzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mentzer. 19% of Mentzer men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Mentzer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mentzer were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Maid
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mentzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mentzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mentzer 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 759 immigration records available for the last name Mentzer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mentzer. For the veterans among your Mentzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mentzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Mentzer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mentzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mentzer in 1944 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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