Mehl Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from Middle High German mel ‘flour’. This surname is also established in Denmark and Sweden. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway, originally named with Old Norse melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Mehle, Kehl, Gehl, Mahl, Hehl, Pehl, Mehr, Behl, Myhr, Ohl

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Mehl Family Origin

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Mehl Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mehl. The most common Mehl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Mehl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mehl family was Keeping House.

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Mehl Historical Records

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Mehl Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Mehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mehl in 1954 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mehl

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