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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mendelsohn

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  1. German architect who migrated to Palestine in 1937 (1887-1953)

Notable Persons Named Mendelsohn

Mendelsohn was born in 1850. He died in 1922.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Ben was given the name Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn on April 3rd, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Erich Mendelsohn was an architect. Erich was born on March 21st, 1887 in Allenstein, Prussia. He died on September 15th, 1953.


Spike was given the name Evangelos Mendelsohn on December 15th, 1980 in Montreal.


Jonathan was born on December 30th, 1966. Jonathan is also known as Mendelsohn and Jon.


Daniel Mendelsohn is a criticism, non-fiction, and memoir author, essayist, critic, columnist, translator, list of essayists, and translation. Daniel was given the name Daniel Adam Mendelsohn in 1960 in Long Island, New York, U.S.A.


Lady Mendelsohn is a vice president for europe, the middle east, and africa. She was most prominent from 2013 to present. Lady was given the name Nicola Sharon Clyne on August 29th, 1971 in Manchester, England.


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Popularity of Mendelsohn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mendelsohn U.S.
  White 96.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mendelsohn

People with the last name Mendelsohn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Mendelsohn

  • How Popular is the name Mendelsohn? As a last name Mendelsohn was the 14,286th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mendelsohn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mendelsohn is Wednesday, January 21st, 1920.
  • How unique is the name Mendelsohn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mendelsohn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mendelsohn: Your name in reverse order is Nhoslednem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Demonhlnes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mendelsohn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,096 people with the last name Mendelsohn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mendelsohn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mendelsohn as their last name since less than 1 person in 141k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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