Mellish Family History

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Mellish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Melhuish in Devon, so called from Old English m?l(e) ‘brightly colored’, ‘flowery’ + hiwisc ‘hide’ (a measurement of land). Scottish: variant of Mellis 2.

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Melling, Melis, Mells, Mallis, Mellin, Mellas, Millis, Yellin

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Mellish Family Origin

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Mellish Family Occupations

What did your Mellish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mellish occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Mellish's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mellish. A less common occupation for the Mellish family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Painter


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

Mellish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mellish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellish 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mellish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mellish. For the veterans among your Mellish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mellish Life Expectancy

What is the average Mellish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mellish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mellish in 1951 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mellish 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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