Mella Family History

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Mella Name Meaning

Galician and Basque: habitational name from Mella or La Mella in La Coruña province, Galicia, or from La Mella in Biscay, Basque Country.

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

Similar surnames: Tella, Melle, Pella, Elia, Molla, Mello, Cella, Bella, Melia, Mells

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Mella Family Origin

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Mella Family Occupations

What did your Mella ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Boot And Shoe Finisher and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mella. The most common Mella occupation in the UK was Boot And Shoe Finisher. 50% of Mella's were Boot And Shoe Finishers.

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  • Boot And Shoe Finisher

  • Fisherman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mella ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mella 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mella. 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 423 military records available for the last name Mella. For the veterans among your Mella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mella Life Expectancy

What is the average Mella lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Mella in 1948 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mella

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mella ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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