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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Menz Family Origin

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Menz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • At Home

    3%

In 1880, the most common Menz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Menz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Menz family was At Home. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menz.

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Menz Historical Records

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Menz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Menz

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