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Mehl Family History

Mehl Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from Middle High German mel ‘flour’. This surname is also established in Denmark and Sweden.Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, originally named with Old Norse melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Mehl Families

  • Number of Mehl families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mehl families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mehl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mehl Family Origin

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Mehl Immigration Information

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Mehl Family Occupations

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