Model Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German model ‘measure’, ‘size’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of weights and measures. German: possibly a habitational name from the Slavic place name Modlau. Polish: from model ‘model’, ‘fashion’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Modl, a pet form of Mordecai.

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


Similar surnames: Godel, Moder, Medel, Bogel, Morel, Boden, Kozel, Adel, Oder, Hodel

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Model Family Origin

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Model Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Model family was Laborer. The most common Model occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Model's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Model.

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Between 1953 and 2003, Model life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Model in 1953 was 48, and 84 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Model

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