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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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In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the US named Model. 40% of Model men worked as a Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Furrier

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Model Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Model. For the veterans among your Model ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Model Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, 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.

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