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Mehlman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Mehlmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname: occupational name for a miller or flour merchant from Middle High German mel (German Mehl) ‘flour’ + man (German Mann) ‘man’. Compare Mailman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mellman, Moehlman, Sellman, Selman, Wohlman, Elman, Millman, Kelman

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Where is the Mehlman family from?

You can see how Mehlman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mehlman family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mehlman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Mehlman families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mehlman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mehlman families in 1911.
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What did your Mehlman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mehlman. 26% of Mehlman men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Mehlman women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mehlman were Manager and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mehlman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehlman 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Mehlman. 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 473 military records available for the last name Mehlman. For the veterans among your Mehlman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mehlman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mehlman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mehlman in 1951 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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