When Willard Hosea Mann was born on 16 August 1862, in Ellsworth, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Richard Mann, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Thing, was 18. He married Johanna Dean on 4 July 1893. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Trimbelle, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years. He died on 6 February 1940, in Prescott, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in St Bridgets Cemetery, River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States.
English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German man, German Mann ‘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 artificial.
English and German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Manno, found in Old English as Mann or Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing the element man ‘man’, such as Hermann .
English: habitational name from the Isle of Man.