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Menzel Family History

Menzel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of Menz. German (Silesia, Saxony, Bohemia): from a pet form of the personal name Hermann or Clemens, under the influence of Czech pet forms such as Hermannec, leading to medieval name forms recorded as, for example, Hermenczel, and later Menczel.

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


Similar surnames: Mengel, Wenzel, Metzel, Henzel, Mentel, Denzel, Mente, Hengel, Wendel

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Where is the Menzel family from?

You can see how Menzel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Menzel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Menzel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Menzel family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Menzel's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Menzel families in 1840.
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What did your Menzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Menzel. 15% of Menzel men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Menzel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Menzel were Mechanic and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Menzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Menzel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Menzel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Menzel. For the veterans among your Menzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Menzel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Menzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Menzel in 1949 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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