Mellon Family History

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Mellon Name Meaning

Northern Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mealláin ‘descendant of Meallán’, a personal name that is a diminutive of meall ‘pleasant’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Meulan in Seine-et-Oise. Dutch (van Mellon): habitational name from Millun bij Keulen.

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

Similar surnames: Melson, Mello, Melton, Nealon, Millen, Yelton, Mellor, Belton, Merlin

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Mellon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mellon name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Mellon Family Origin

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Mellon Family Occupations

What did your Mellon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mellon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Mellon's were Labourers. Labourer, Charwoman and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mellon. A less common occupation for the Mellon family was Farmer.

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  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Tailor

  • Farmer


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

Mellon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Mellon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellon 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mellon. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mellon. For the veterans among your Mellon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mellon Life Expectancy

What is the average Mellon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mellon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mellon in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mellon 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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