Melton Family History

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Melton Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, all of which have the same origin as Middleton, with Old English middel replaced by its Old Norse equivalent meðal after the Scandinavian settlement of northern and eastern England.

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

Similar surnames: Belton, Welton, Yelton, Elton, Felton, Milton, Merton, Helton, Pelton

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Melton Family Origin

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Melton Family Occupations

What did your Melton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Melton. 4% of Melton men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Melton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melton were Agricultural Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Melton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 150,000 census records available for the last name Melton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Melton. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Melton. For the veterans among your Melton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melton Life Expectancy

What is the average Melton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Melton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Melton in 1940 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melton 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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