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Mentzel Family History

Mentzel Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Menzel.

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


Similar surnames: Wentzel, Metzel, Wentzell, Mentz, Henzel, Frentzel, Menzer, Fenzel

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Where is the Mentzel family from?

You can see how Mentzel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mentzel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mentzel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 26 Mentzel families living in Maryland. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mentzel's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Mentzel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mentzel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mentzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mentzel. 29% of Mentzel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Mentzel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mentzel were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mentzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mentzel 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 796 immigration records available for the last name Mentzel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mentzel. For the veterans among your Mentzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mentzel lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mentzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Mentzel in 1950 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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