A German, Scottish and English surname, the Mann surname refers to a person or male. The Old English term was Manna.
Spelling variations are Mangus and Man.
It is a very popular surname in Germany and Austria.
In Dutch the Mann name is DeMann.
The English counties of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Durham and Sussex have the greater percentage of Mann families. The first Mann families in Scotland lived in the Aberdeenshire area. The counties of Angus, Lanarkshire, Midlothian and Inverness-shire have the largest numbers of Mann families in Scotland.
The states of New York, Illinois, Ohio, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan have high populations of Mann families in the United States.
Famous: Barry Mann (songwriter), Daniel Mann (film director), Horace Mann (19th century abolitionist and educational reformist), Kal Mann (song lyricist), William dâ€™Alton Mann (19th century newspaper and magazine publisher), Thomas Mann (novelist form Germany), Leslie Mann (actress), Larry D. Mann (TV and radio personality in Canada).