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Mahl Name Meaning

North German (Mähl): topographic name for someone who lived at a mill Low German Mähl or a metonymic occupational name for a miller or mill worker. German: nickname from Middle High German Middle Low German māl ‘mark stain’. German: topographic name from Middle High German Middle Low German māl ‘boundary mark or stone’. Germanized form of Sorbian Mały ‘small little’ (see Maly ) and of its shortened form Mał which can also be from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal name Małomir based on Old Slavic malъ ‘small little’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Mahl ‘meal’ one of surnames distributed at random by Austrian clerks.

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

Similar surnames: Ahl, Mehl, Pahl, Muhl, Madl, Wahl, Mohl, Dahl, Bahl, Cail

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Where is the Mahl family from?

You can see how Mahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mahl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mahl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Mahl families living in Alberta. This was about 63% of all the recorded Mahl's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Mahl families in 1911.
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What did your Mahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mahl. 15% of Mahl men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Mahl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mahl were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahl. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mahl. For the veterans among your Mahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mahl lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Mahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Mahl in 1961 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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