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Mendelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Mendelson 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 Mendelson is a patronymic surname, which derives from the Yiddish given name Mendl, which is a diminutive of Man.


Contemporary Notables of the name Mendelson (post 1700)


  • Jordana Mendelson (b. 1970), American author, curator, and Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literature at New York University
  • Curtis Lester Mendelson (1913-2002), American obstetrician and cardiologist who identified Mendelson's syndrome in 1946
  • Dan Mendelson, American businessman and healthcare consultant, CEO of Avalere Health
  • Sarah E. Mendelson (b. 1962), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (2015-)
  • Elliott Mendelson (b. 1931), American professor of mathematics at Queens College of the City University of New York
  • Anne Mendelson, American food journalist and culinary historian
  • Lee Mendelson (b. 1933), American television producer, best known as the executive producer of the many Peanuts animated specials
  • Barry Mendelson (b. 1943), American television producer and CEO of Mendelson Entertainment Group LLC
  • Philip Heath "Phil" Mendelson (b. 1952), American politician, 9th Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia (2012-), Member of the Council of the District of Columbia (1999-2012)
  • Scot Mendelson (b. 1969), American five-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist powerlifter
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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