Mendel Family History

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Mendel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Mendl, a diminutive of Man (see Mann 3). South German: variant of Meindl.

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

Similar surnames: Rendel, Mandel, Hendel, Bendel, Mindel, Mengel, Wendel, Bandel

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Mendel Family Origin

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Mendel Family Occupations

What did your Mendel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mendel family was Tailor. Retired Merchant and Retired Mercht were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mendel. The most common Mendel occupation in the UK was Retired Merchant. 33% of Mendel's were Retired Merchants.

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  • Retired Merchant

  • Retired Mercht

  • Tailor


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

Mendel Historical Records

What Mendel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mendel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mendel 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mendel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mendel. For the veterans among your Mendel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mendel Life Expectancy

What is the average Mendel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mendel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mendel in 1941 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mendel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mendel 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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