Melley Family History

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Melley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish Melly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meallaigh, from meall ‘pleasant’.

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

Similar surnames: Malley, Melloy, Jelley, Kelley, Munley, Meller, Manley, Mealey

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Melley Family Origin

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Melley Family Occupations

What did your Melley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Melley family was Bricklayers Labourers. The most common Melley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Melley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag. Outdoor Worker and Bricklayers Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melley.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Ag. Outdoor Worker

  • Bricklayers Laborer

  • Bricklayers Labourers


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

Melley Historical Records

What Melley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Melley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Melley

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Melley. 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 558 military records available for the last name Melley. For the veterans among your Melley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melley Life Expectancy

What is the average Melley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Melley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Melley in 1959 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melley 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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