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Mandel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German mandel, Middle Dutch mandel, or Yiddish mandl ‘almond’. This could have been a topographic name for someone who lived by an almond tree or a metonymic occupational name for a seller of almonds. In the case of the Jewish name, it is one of the many ornamental surnames referring to different types of trees and their fruit. This is also found as a Slovenian name in the form Mandelj. German: possibly a habitational name from any of various places named Mandel, for example near Bingen, or Mandeln. South German and Austrian: variant of Mandl. Dutch: from Middle Dutch mandel(e), a term denoting a certain number of sheaves of harvested wheat (12–15). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mendel.

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


Similar surnames: Mantel, Kandel, Mander, Bandel, Sandel, Handel, Mangel, Mandl, Manuel

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Where is the Mandel family from?

You can see how Mandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mandel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Mandel family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mandel's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Mandel families in 1840.
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What did your Mandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mandel. 19% of Mandel men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Mandel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mandel were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mandel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mandel. For the veterans among your Mandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mandel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mandel in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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