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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Meindl family. Meindl is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which was to forge the shape of modern Europe.

Meindl Early Origins



The surname Meindl was first found in Bavaria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation.

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Meindl Early History


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Meindl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meindl research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1502, 1792, 1793, 1822, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Meindl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meindl Spelling Variations


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Meindl Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Meindl include Mendel, Mendele, Mendell, Mendl, Mendle, Maendel, Maendele, Maendell, Maendl, Maendle, Meindel and many more.

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Meindl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meindl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meindl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Meindls to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Meindl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Meindl, who settled in North America in 1851
  • Johann Meindl, who landed in North America in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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