Mendenhall Family History

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Mendenhall Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda’s nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

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


Similar surnames: Newhall, Minshall, Underhill, Chisenhall, Benthall, Munden

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Mendenhall Family Origin

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Mendenhall Family Occupations

What did your Mendenhall ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mendenhall family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mendenhall. The most common Mendenhall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Mendenhall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Mendenhall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mendenhall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendenhall 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mendenhall. 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 Mendenhall. For the veterans among your Mendenhall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendenhall Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendenhall lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mendenhall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mendenhall in 1945 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mendenhall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mendenhall 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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