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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.

Mengelen Early Origins



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.

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Mengelen Spelling Variations


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Mengelen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mengel, Menger, Mengeler, Mengler and others.

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Mengelen Early History


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Mengelen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mengelen research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1361, 1465, 1517, 1612, 1667 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Mengelen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mengelen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mengelen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mengelen 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Mengelen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mengelen 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 29 June 2015 at 09:18.

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