Mandel Family History
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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