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Mehl Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from Middle High German mel ‘flour’. This surname is also established in Denmark and Sweden. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, originally named with Old Norse melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’.

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


Similar surnames: Mehle, Kehl, Gehl, Mahl, Hehl, Pehl, Mehr, Behl, Myhr, Ohl

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Where is the Mehl family from?

You can see how Mehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Mehl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Mehl families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mehl's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Mehl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mehl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mehl. 15% of Mehl men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mehl women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehl 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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mehl. 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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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mehl. For the veterans among your Mehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mehl in 1954 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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