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Mandel Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German mandel or Yiddish mandl ‘almond’. This could have been a metonymic occupational name for a seller of almonds. In the case of the Jewish name it is one of the many ornamental surnames referring to different types of trees and their fruit. German: possibly a habitational name from any of various places called Mandel for example near Bingen or Mandeln. South German: variant of Mandl . Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Mandelj: nickname from mandelj ‘almond’ a loanword from Middle High German mandel (see above); or more likely from the Austrian German Mandl or its Middle High German form mandel ‘small man’ (see Mandl ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mendel . English: variant of Mandeville .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mantel, Kandel, Mander, Bandel, Sandel, Handel, Mangel, Mandl, Manuel

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Where is the Mandel family from?

You can see how Mandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mandel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 24 Mandel families living in London. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mandel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mandel families in 1891.
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What did your Mandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mandel. 25% of Mandel men worked as a Ladies Tailor and 89% of Mandel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mandel were Tailor and Housewife Unpaid D Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Ladies Tailor
  • Tailor (master)
  • Knitting Wools Dealer
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Housewife Unpaid D Duties
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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mandel. For the veterans among your Mandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mandel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mandel in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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