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Mendelsohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Mendelsohn is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Mendelsohn is a patronymic surname, which derives from the Yiddish given name Mendl, which is a diminutive of Man.


Migration of the Mendelsohn family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mendelsohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernestine Mendelsohn, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1854 [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)
  • Isaac Mendelsohn, aged 2, who arrived in New York in 1854 [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)
  • Theodore Mendelsohn, who arrived in Mississippi in 1894 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mendelsohn (post 1700)


  • Jack Mendelsohn (1926-2017), American Emmy Award nominated writer-artist who worked in animation, comic strips and comic books, co-screenwriter of Yellow Submarine (1968), awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild in 2004
  • Robert O. Mendelsohn (b. 1952), American environmental economist
  • Eric Mendelsohn (b. 1964), American film director and screenwriter
  • Daniel Mendelsohn (b. 1960), American author and critic
  • Carol Mendelsohn (b. 1951), American TV writer, notable for her work on the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Nathan Saul Mendelsohn CM, FRSC (1917-2006), award-winning Canadian mathematician
  • Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953), German architect known for his expressionist architecture
  • Ben Mendelsohn (b. 1969), Australian actor

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Citations


  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)


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