Mells Family History

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Mells Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where there was more than one mill, Middle English melles ‘mills’, or habitational name for someone from Mells in Somerset, named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Wells, Melis, Mello, Mills, Mears, Meals, Melle, Mele, Mewes

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Mells Family Origin

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Mells Family Occupations

What did your Mells ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mells occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Mells's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mells family was Bricklayer. Farmer, Annuitant and Brass Founder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mells.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Brass Founder

  • Bricklayer


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

Mells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Mells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mells 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mells. 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 683 military records available for the last name Mells. For the veterans among your Mells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mells Life Expectancy

What is the average Mells lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mells in 1955 was 56, and 32 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mells

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mells 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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