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Melbourne Name Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands): habitational name from any of various places. Melbourne in former East Yorkshire is recorded in Domesday Book as Middelburne, from Old English middel ‘middle’ + burna ‘stream’; the first element was later replaced by the cognate Old Norse meðal. Melbourne in Derbyshire has as its first element Old English mylen ‘mill’, and Melbourn in Cambridgeshire probably Old English melde ‘milds’, a type of plant.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Milbourne, Bourne, Milburn, Welborn, Melberg, Newborn, Redburn

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Melbourne Family Origin

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Melbourne Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Horsenail Maker

    3%
  • Nail Maker

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Horsenail Maker and Nail Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melbourne. The most common Melbourne occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Melbourne's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Melbourne family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Melbourne Historical Records

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Melbourne Life Expectancy

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