Melville Family History

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Melville Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Malleville, from Latin mala ‘bad’ + ville ‘settlement’. Irish (mainly Ulster): English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichíl ‘descendant of Maoilmhichil’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Michael’.

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


Similar surnames: Neville, Deville, Colville, Somerville, Carville, Neuville, Banville

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Melville Family Origin

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Melville Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Fisherman

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Melville family was Fisherman. Labourer, Joiner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melville. The most common Melville occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Melville's were Labourers.

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Melville Historical Records

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Melville Life Expectancy

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