Melling Family History

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Melling Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from places near Lancaster and near Liverpool. Both are probably so called from the Old English tribal name Me(a)llingas ‘people of Mealla’. English: variant of Melville. German: habitational name from a place called Mellingen (see Mellinger).

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Welling, Delling, Mellin, Meling, Halling, Gelling, Belling

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Melling Family Origin

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Melling Family Occupations

What did your Melling ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Melling. 13% of Melling men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Melling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melling were Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Melling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Melling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melling 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Melling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Melling. For the veterans among your Melling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melling Life Expectancy

What is the average Melling lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Melling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Melling in 1956 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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