Mentel Family History

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Mentel Name Meaning

from a pet form of a short form of a personal name formed with Germanic magin ‘strength’, ‘might’ (see Mente 1). metonymic occupational name for a rag-and-bone collector, from Mäntel ‘overcoat’.

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


Similar surnames: Mente, Mengel, Menzel, Wendel, Mantel, Dentel, Montes, Rengel, Engel

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Mentel Family Origin

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Mentel Family Occupations

What did your Mentel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mentel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Mentel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mentel family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Grocer and Bookbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mentel.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Grocer

    8%
  • Bookbinder

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

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

Mentel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mentel Life Expectancy

What is the average Mentel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mentel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mentel in 1957 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mentel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mentel 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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