Melhus Family History

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Melhus Name Meaning

habitational name from the name of several farmsteads in Trøndelag, named with mel ‘middle’ + hus ‘house’, i.e. ‘the house (or farm) in the middle’. spelling variant of Mjølhus, a habitational name from any of seven places (in Rogaland, for instance), named with Old Norse mjol ‘flour’ + hus ‘house’

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

Similar surnames: Mehus, Melis, Meling, Mellis, Mells, Gelhaus, Mellem, Mepham, Eachus

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Melhus Family Origin

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Melhus Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Melhus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Melhus's were Farmers.

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Melhus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 985 census records available for the last name Melhus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melhus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 543 immigration records available for the last name Melhus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 152 military records available for the last name Melhus. For the veterans among your Melhus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melhus Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Melhus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Melhus in 1965 was 82, and 86 in 2004.

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