Mandel Family History

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Mandel Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German mandel, Middle Dutch mandel, or Yiddish mandl ‘almond’. This could have been a topographic name for someone who lived by an almond tree or 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. This is also found as a Slovenian name in the form Mandelj. German: possibly a habitational name from any of various places named Mandel, for example near Bingen, or Mandeln. South German and Austrian: variant of Mandl. Dutch: from Middle Dutch mandel(e), a term denoting a certain number of sheaves of harvested wheat (12–15). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mendel.

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

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

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Mandel Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mandel Family Origin

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Mandel Family Occupations

What did your Mandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mandel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Mandel's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mandel. A less common occupation for the Mandel family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Butcher


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Mandel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Mandel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mandel 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mandel. 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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Draft Card

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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Mandel Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mandel 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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