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Mehle Family History

Mehle Name Meaning

Dutch and German: possibly from a short form of the personal name Amelis, Amilius, a Latinization of a Germanic compound name with initial Amal- ‘bravery’, ‘vigor’; or of the Roman family name Aemilius. German: habitational name from a place called Mehle near Elze in Lower Saxony. Slovenian: unexplained; possibly an adoption of the German name. In Slovenia this name is found mainly in the capital, Ljubljana. Norwegian (Mæ(h)le): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in western Norway named Mele, from meli, the dative case of Old Norse melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’. (Compare Mahle 2.)

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


Similar surnames: Mehl, Melle, Mele, Wehle, Merle, Muhle, Helle, Jehle, Ehle, Meile

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Where is the Mehle family from?

You can see how Mehle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mehle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Mehle families living in Missouri. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mehle's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mehle families in 1880.
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What did your Mehle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mehle. 24% of Mehle men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mehle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehle were Miner and Waitress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mehle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 450 immigration records available for the last name Mehle. 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 Cards

There are 589 military records available for the last name Mehle. For the veterans among your Mehle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mehle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mehle in 1943 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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