Mellor Family History

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Mellor Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire, West Yorkshire, and Derbyshire, earlier recorded as Melver, and named from ancient British words that are ancestors of Welsh moel ‘bare’ + bre ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Meylor, Mello, Mellon, Meller, Kellow, Melgar, Zeller, Medlar, Melo

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Mellor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mellor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mellor. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Mellor Family Origin

Where is the Mellor family from?

Mellor Family Occupations

What did your Mellor ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mellor family was Carter. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mellor. The most common Mellor occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Mellor's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Carter


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

Mellor Historical Records

What Mellor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 176,000 census records available for the last name Mellor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellor 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 Mellor. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Mellor. For the veterans among your Mellor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mellor Life Expectancy

What is the average Mellor lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mellor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Mellor in 1942 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mellor 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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