Meinel Family History

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Meinel Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of Mein 1 or Meine + the diminutive ending -el.

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

Similar surnames: Meindl, Meinen, Weinel, Heinzel, Heibel, Meisel, Meine, Metzel

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Meinel Family Origin

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Meinel Family Occupations

What did your Meinel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Basket Maker and Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meinel. The most common Meinel occupation in the USA was Butcher. 22% of Meinel's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Meinel family was Keeping Grocery Store.

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  • Butcher

  • Basket Maker

  • Cutter

  • Keeping Grocery Store


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Meinel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Meinel Historical Records

What Meinel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meinel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meinel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 814 immigration records available for the last name Meinel. 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 Card

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

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Meinel Life Expectancy

What is the average Meinel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Meinel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Meinel in 1952 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meinel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meinel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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