Mantel Family History
Mantel Name Meaning
English, German, French, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a cloak maker or a nickname for someone who wore a cloak of a particularly conspicuous design, from Anglo-Norman, Middle High German, Old French, and Middle Dutch mantel ‘cloak’, ‘coat’ (Late Latin mantellus). Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably from German Mantel or Yiddish mantl ‘coat’, which are related to 1 above. German: topographic name from Middle High German mantel ‘Scots pine’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press