Meloy Name Meaning

Norwegian (Meløy): habitational name from any of several farmsteads on islands so named, from Old Norse meðal ‘middle’ (or melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’) + øy ‘island’. Norwegian (Mjoløy): habitational name from a farmstead named with mjol ‘flour’, ‘sand’ + øy ‘island’. Irish: variant of Malloy.

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


Similar surnames: Melby, Moy, Melloy, Deloy, Welby, Selby, Milby, Melo, Merry, Mele

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Meloy Family Origin

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Meloy Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    13%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Agri Labr

    4%
  • Carpet Slipper Maker

    4%

In 1881, the most common Meloy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Meloy's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Meloy family was Carpet Slipper Maker. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Agri Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meloy.

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Meloy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Meloy in 1952 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meloy

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