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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

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melling. The most common Melling occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Melling's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Melling family was Blacksmith.

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Melling Historical Records

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Melling Life Expectancy

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