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Menz Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of a Germanic compound name with the same initial element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’. North German: habitational name from Menz in Mecklenburg or Mainz (see Mentzer). South German: variant of Manz, a derivative of a compound name with the initial element man (see, for example, Manhart).

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


Similar surnames: Metz, Lenz, Meng, Denz, Manz, Munz, Menk, Benz, Enz, Sens

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Where is the Menz family from?

You can see how Menz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Menz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Menz family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Menz's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Menz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Menz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Menz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menz. 20% of Menz men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Menz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menz were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Menz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Menz. 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 Menz. For the veterans among your Menz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menz lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Menz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Menz in 1952 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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