Last name origins & meanings:
- English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish
(Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man
contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle
Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational
name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a
person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be
- English and German: from a Germanic personal
name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as
a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this
element, such as Hermann.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the
Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).
- Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Jat) and Sikh name of unknown meaning.
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