The distinguished and ancient German surname Mengelen is derived from the Middle High German word "mangaere," meaning "trader, peddler." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was one who held this occupation.
Early Origins of the Mengelen family
The surname Mengelen was first found in Bavaria
, Franconia, and Hessen, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Mengelo de Nuenheim, who lived in Hessen in 1288. The young Mengelen family became prominent in Bavaria
during this early period, figuring prominently in the history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Bavarian society.
Early History of the Mengelen family
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Mengelen Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mengelen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mengelen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Maria Mengel, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with her three children; Christoph Mengel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754.