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Mendenhall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Mildenhall in Suffolk and Wiltshire. Both placenames probably derive from an unattested Old English personal name Milda (genitive Mildan) + Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’. The spelling Mendenhall is rare in Britain where Mildenhall is more often found.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Newhall, Minshall, Underhill, Chisenhall, Benthall, Munden

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Where is the Mendenhall family from?

You can see how Mendenhall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mendenhall family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mendenhall families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 56 Mendenhall families living in Indiana. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mendenhall's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Mendenhall families in 1840.
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What did your Mendenhall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mendenhall. 23% of Mendenhall men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Mendenhall women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mendenhall were Farming and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendenhall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Mendenhall. For the veterans among your Mendenhall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mendenhall lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mendenhall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mendenhall in 1945 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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