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Mendenhall Early Origins



The surname Mendenhall was first found in Suffolk at Mildenhall, a small market town and civil parish which dates back to c. 1050 when it was listed as Mildenhale. By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the town was listed as Mitdenehalla and possibly meant "middle nook of land," having derived from the Old English words middel + halh. Mildenhall is also a village and civil parish in the Kennet Valley in Wiltshire and this village dates back further to 803 when it was listed as Mildanhald. Over one hundred years later, the village was listed as Mildenhalle in the Domesday Book. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
But it is in the Suffolk town that we find the first occurrence of the surname for in 1170 Andrew Mildenhale was listed as holding estates in that county. The Mildenhall Treasure is a major hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth-century AD, found at West Row, near Mildenhall in 1942 by Gordon Butler while ploughing.

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Mendenhall Spelling Variations


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Mendenhall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mildenhall, Mindenhall, Mendenhall, Miltonhall and others.

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Mendenhall Early History


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Mendenhall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mendenhall research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1560 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Mendenhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mendenhall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mendenhall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Mildenhall (1560-1614) or John Midnall, a British explorer and adventurer and one of the first to make an overland journey...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mendenhall 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mendenhall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Mendenhall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. Mendenhall, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1894

Mendenhall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fanny C. Mendenhall, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Grace Mendenhall, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1903
  • H.G. Mendenhall, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Joshua Mendenhall, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Stella Mendenhall, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendenhall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mendenhall (post 1700)



  • George Emery Mendenhall (1916-2016), American author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan
  • Murray Mendenhall Jr. (1925-2014), American professional basketball player and coach
  • Sammi Mendenhall (b. 1968), American Casting Director, Writer, and Producer
  • Dorothy Mabel Reed Mendenhall (1874-1964), well known American pediatrician
  • Mathew W. Mendenhall (b. 1957), former American football defensive end
  • Ken E. Mendenhall (b. 1948), former American football center
  • Joseph A. Mendenhall (b. 1920), U.S. State Department official
  • Thomas Corwin Mendenhall (1841-1924), autodidact American physicist and meteorologist
  • David Mendenhall (b. 1971), American actor and former child actor
  • Rashard Jamal Mendenhall (b. 1987), American football running back

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Suggested Readings for the name Mendenhall


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Suggested Readings for the name Mendenhall



  • Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob H. Mendenhall and his Wife Hannah W. Newlin by Lillian Mendenhall Powell Jacobs.
  • The Mendenhalls: a Genealogy by Henry Hart Beeson.

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Mendenhall Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Mendenhall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mendenhall 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.

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