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Mehling Family History

Mehling Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of a compound name formed with mahal ‘gathering place court’ (medieval thing) as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Gehring, Uehling, Melling, Gehling, Moehling, Melin, Redling, Emling

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Where is the Mehling family from?

You can see how Mehling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehling family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mehling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 60 Mehling families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Mehling's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Mehling families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mehling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mehling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mehling. 20% of Mehling men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Mehling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehling were Labor and Maid. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • File Clerk
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mehling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehling 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 831 immigration records available for the last name Mehling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mehling. For the veterans among your Mehling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehling lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mehling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mehling in 1956 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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