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Menza Family History

Menza Name Meaning

Italian: from a feminine form of Menzo, from Sicilian menzo ‘middle’, possibly in the sense ‘middle son’, presumably applied to the older of twin boys who have an older brother, or possibly a nickname for someone of small stature, from the same word in the sense ‘half’.

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

Similar surnames: Menna, Lenza, Benza, Pezza, Senna, Danza, Maenza, Penza, Menta, Penna

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Where is the Menza family from?

You can see how Menza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menza family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Menza families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Menza family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Menza's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Menza families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Menza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Menza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Menza. 41% of Menza 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
  • Boat Fisherman
  • Distributer
  • Farming
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Census Records

There are 735 census records available for the last name Menza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menza 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 371 immigration records available for the last name Menza. 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 188 military records available for the last name Menza. For the veterans among your Menza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menza lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Menza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Menza in 1964 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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