Menzel Family History

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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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Menzel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Menzel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Menzel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Germanic Europe

    24%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Norway

    4%

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Menzel Family Origin

Where is the Menzel family from?

Menzel Family Occupations

What did your Menzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Menzel family was Bakery. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Menzel. The most common Menzel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Menzel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Bakery

    4%

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

Menzel Historical Records

What Menzel family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 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 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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Menzel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Menzel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Menzel 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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