Mehl Family History

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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

What did your Mehl ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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Mehl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehl 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mehl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mehl. For the veterans among your Mehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mehl Life Expectancy

What is the average Mehl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mehl 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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