I took a tour of the Forebears website – a huge, wonderful resource for genealogical research1.
And of course I checked out my family name.
Turns out that Mana is the 8.487th most common surname in the world, so that about 67.000 people share my family name.
Quite a lot2.
But here the fun bit starts, because if we look at the distribution of these cousins of mine…
And as the Forebears site points out…
The meaning of this surname is not known.
Exotic and mysterious, eh?