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The ancient roots of the Mendel family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Mendel was a local name, 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.

Mendel Early Origins



The surname Mendel 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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Mendel Spelling Variations


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Mendel Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Mendel include Mendel, Mendele, Mendell, Mendl, Mendle, Maendel, Maendele, Maendell, Maendl, Maendle, Meindel and many more.

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Mendel Early History


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Mendel Early History



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

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Mendel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mendel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendel 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Mendel surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Mendel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Mendel, aged 24, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1832
  • Theodore Mendel, who came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • Salomon Abraham Mendel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Trine Mendel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • William Mendel, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendel (post 1700)



  • Lafayette Benedict Mendel (1872-1935), American biochemist known for his work in nutrition including the study of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, lysine and tryptophan
  • Arthur Mendel (1905-1975), prominent American musicologist, was the foremost Bach scholar of his generation
  • Barry Mendel, two time Academy Award nominated producer
  • Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), often called the "Father of Genetics", eponym of "Mendel's law of segregation" or "Mendel's Laws or Mendelian inheritance" and "Mendel" the lunar crater and much more

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mendel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mendel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 September 2016 at 12:23.

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