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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


Similar surnames: Mandel, Martel, Mander, Mangel, Matter, Mente, Pantel, Bandel

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Where is the Mantel family from?

You can see how Mantel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mantel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mantel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 86 Mantel families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Mantel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mantel families in 1911.
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What did your Mantel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mantel. 23% of Mantel men worked as a Cultivateur. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    23%
  • Journalier
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Peintre
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mantel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mantel. For the veterans among your Mantel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mantel lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mantel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mantel in 1953 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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