Menzies Family History

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Menzies Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Manners, in which the z originally represented Middle English letter ? (yogh), representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is still pronounced mingiz in Scotland. It has been Gaelicized as Méinn, from which come the English forms Mein and Mien. The patronymic forms McMenzies, McMon(n)ies, McMin(n), and McMyn represent adapations of the name to the predominant pattern of Highland surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Menzie, Benzie, Menzel, Minges, Tennies, Mendes, Hennies, Menezes

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Menzies Family Origin

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Menzies Family Occupations

What did your Menzies ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Menzies. 2% of Menzies men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Menzies women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menzies were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Menzies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Menzies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menzies 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Menzies. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Menzies. For the veterans among your Menzies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Menzies Life Expectancy

What is the average Menzies lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Menzies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Menzies in 1960 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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