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MNOUCHIN Origin of surname

MNOUCHIN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a patronymic surname based on a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin.

Mnouchin is a Slavic variant of Mena(c)hem, a biblical Hebrew male personal name, which means "comforter". Some variants and derivatives of Menachem are closely related to several forms of another biblical name, Manasse/Menas(c)he, the elder son of Joseph. His name derives from the Hebrew "to forget" (Genesis 41.51). Other related family names: Manessier is documented as a Jewish name in the 12th century and Manayssiers in the 13th century. The 14th century records Manasseus, Menessier, Manecier and Manasses. Manes is mentioned in 1650. Other variants include Manhes, Manesse, Menechi, Menechy and Menouchi. Mannis, Maunes, Monesch, Monasch, Manne and Man are some of the forms considered to be linked to both Menahem and Manasseh.

In the 20th century, Mnouchin is recorded as a Jewish family name with Russian-born Arcady Mnouchin, who was deported from France to the German death camp at Auschwitz in 1942.
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MNOUCHIN Origin of surname
MNOUCHIN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name is a patronymic surname based on a male ancestor's personal name, in this case of biblical origin.

Mnouchin is a Slavic variant of Mena(c)hem, a biblical Hebrew male personal name, which means "comforter". Some variants and derivatives of Menachem are closely related to several forms of another biblical name, Manasse/Menas(c)he, the elder son of Joseph. His name derives from the Hebrew "to forget" (Genesis 41.51). Other related family names: Manessier is documented as a Jewish name in the 12th century and Manayssiers in the 13th century. The 14th century records Manasseus, Menessier, Manecier and Manasses. Manes is mentioned in 1650. Other variants include Manhes, Manesse, Menechi, Menechy and Menouchi. Mannis, Maunes, Monesch, Monasch, Manne and Man are some of the forms considered to be linked to both Menahem and Manasseh.

In the 20th century, Mnouchin is recorded as a Jewish family name with Russian-born Arcady Mnouchin, who was deported from France to the German death camp at Auschwitz in 1942.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People