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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with magin ‘strength’, ‘might’ as the first element, for example Meinhardt.
  • Dutch : topographic name from Middle Dutch mente ‘(pepper)mint’.
  • Dutch : from the female personal name Mente, a short form of Clemente, feminine form of Clemens.
  • Hungarian : metonymic occupational name from mente ‘short coat’.

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