Mello Family History

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Mello Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a short form of a personal name ending with the hypocoristic suffix -ello, such as Giacomello. Portuguese: variant spelling of Melo. Dutch and Belgian (van Mello): habitational name from Mellelo, a place named for a wood near Melle in East Flanders (see Melle 3) + lo ‘grove’.

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

Similar surnames: Melle, Tello, Mellon, Mallo, Lello, Mells, Bello, Mollo, Belle, Melo

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Mello Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mello name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mello. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Italy


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Mello Family Origin

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Mello Family Occupations

What did your Mello ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant Dividends &c, Clk Accnt and No Profession were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mello. The most common Mello occupation in the UK was Annuitant Dividends &c. 25% of Mello's were Annuitant Dividends &cs. A less common occupation for the Mello family was Rector Of Brampton St Thomas.

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  • Annuitant Dividends &c

  • Clk Accnt

  • No Profession

  • Rector Of Brampton St Thomas


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Mello Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mello. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mello 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mello. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mello. For the veterans among your Mello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mello Life Expectancy

What is the average Mello lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mello in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mello 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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