Last name origins & meanings:
- German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German
mandel, Middle Dutch mandel, or Yiddish mandl
‘almond’. This could have been a topographic name for someone who
lived by an almond tree or a metonymic occupational name for a seller
of almonds. In the case of the Jewish name, it is one of the many
ornamental surnames referring to different types of trees and their
- German: possibly a habitational name from any
of various places named Mandel, for example near Bingen, or Mandeln.
- South German and Austrian: variant of Mandl.
- Dutch: from Middle Dutch mandel(e), a term denoting a
certain number of sheaves of harvested wheat (12–15).
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Mendel.
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