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Mangel Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Managwald (see Mangold). This name is also established in Greece. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Mangel ‘privation’, ‘need’, a nickname or one of surnames selected at random from vocabulary words by government officials when surnames were made compulsory.

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


Similar surnames: Mengel, Mandel, Angel, Mantel, Vangel, Manger, Manuel, Langel, Engel

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Where is the Mangel family from?

You can see how Mangel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mangel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mangel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Mangel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Mangel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mangel families in 1840.
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What did your Mangel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mangel. 19% of Mangel men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Mangel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mangel were Salesman and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mangel. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Mangel. For the veterans among your Mangel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mangel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mangel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mangel in 1955 was 55, and 90 in 2004.

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