Mangel Family History
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