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Mentel Family History

Mentel Name Meaning

German:: from a pet form of a personal name formed with ancient Germanic magin ‘strength might’ (see Mente ). metonymic occupational name for a rag-and-bone collector from Mäntel ‘overcoat’.

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

Similar surnames: Mente, Mengel, Menzel, Wendel, Mantel, Dentel, Montes, Rengel, Engel

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Where is the Mentel family from?

You can see how Mentel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mentel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mentel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 Mentel families living in Ohio. This was about 48% of all the recorded Mentel's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mentel families in 1880.
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What did your Mentel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mentel. 22% of Mentel men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mentel women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mentel were New Worker and Stitcher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Stitcher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mentel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mentel 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Mentel. 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 567 military records available for the last name Mentel. For the veterans among your Mentel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mentel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mentel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mentel in 1957 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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