Melin Name Meaning

Swedish: probably an ornamental name composed of the place name element mel from Old Norse meðal ‘mid(dle)’ + the common surname suffix -(l)in, from Latin -(l)inius. French: from a short form of the personal name Amelin. French: habitational name from places in Haute-Saône and Côte d’Or, all named with the dialect word melin ‘mill’, from Latin molinum. Breton: topographic name for someone who lived at a mill or an occupational nickname for a miller, from milin, melin ‘mill’. Czech (Melín): derivative of the personal name Melichar (see Melchior). Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Melia, Molin, Malin, Melis, Helin, Merlin, Belin, Meling, Merin, Meli

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Melin Family Origin

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Melin Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    22%
  • Ag Labourer

    11%
  • Formerly Needle Maker

    11%
  • Laborer Genl

    11%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Ag Labourer and Formerly Needle Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melin. A less common occupation for the Melin family was Laborer Genl. The most common Melin occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 22% of Melin's were Coal Miners.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Melin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Melin in 1947 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melin

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