Mandell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The illustrious surname Mandell was first found in Swabia, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Mandell family

The surname Mandell was first found in Swabia, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. Chronicles first mention Peter Mandl of Maehren in 1399. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the local and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Mandell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mandell research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1588, 1653, 1666, 1796, 1804, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Mandell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mandell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mandel, Mandl, Mandeln, Mantel, Mandler and others.

Early Notables of the Mandell family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Mandell during this period were Johann von Mandl (also known as Mandel von Deutenhofen) (1588-1666), who was knighted in 1653 for fifty years of outstanding service to King Maximilian I of...
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Mandell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mandell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Harman M Mandell, who arrived in Arkansas in 1852 [1]
  • Kauffman Mandell, who landed in Mississippi in 1872 [1]

Mandell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mandell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Carl Mandell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Mandell (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Harold Chittenden Mandell (1892-1959), American Assistant Chief of Plans Section US Pacific Fleet (1943-1945) [2]
  • Thomas Mandell, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836 [3]
  • Paul Mandell, American Democrat politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1992 [3]
  • Michael Mandell, American politician, Mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1890-91 [3]
  • Leonard Mandell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004 [3]
  • Leo A. Mandell, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 [3]
  • Henry A. Mandell (d. 1928), American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1902-28 [3]
  • Edward Mandell House (1858-1938), American diplomat, a close advisor of President Wilson
  • Mandell Rosemarie Maughan, English actress, known for her work on Midnight Movie (2008), Prison Break: Proof of Innocence (2006) and Save the Supers (2012)
  • Mandell Creighton (1843-1901), British historian and clergyman, Bishop of London (1897-1901)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Harold Mandell. Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from
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