Melrose Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Melrose Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, so named from British words that were ancestors of Welsh moel ‘bare’, ‘barren’ + rhos ‘moor’, ‘heath’. The Breton and Irish equivalents of the second element mean ‘promontory’, and this may also have been the sense here.

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


Similar surnames: Penrose, Mellor, Mearns, Mellish, Pedrosa, Loose, Elmore, Mellon

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Melrose Family Origin

Where is the Melrose family from?

SHOW MORE

Melrose Family Occupations

What did your Melrose ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Shepherd

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Melrose family was Annuitant. Farmer, Shepherd and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melrose. The most common Melrose occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Melrose's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Melrose | Data not to scale

Melrose Historical Records

What Melrose family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Melrose ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Melrose

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Melrose Life Expectancy

What is the average Melrose lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melrose 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Melrose Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Look up another name