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Melanson Family History

Melanson Name Meaning
Possibly of English origin; unexplained. UK 4; IGI 92 French, 48 English.

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

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26,155 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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5,874 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Melanson Families

  • Number of Melanson families
     102 - 202
     35 - 101
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melanson families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Melanson families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melanson Family Origin

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Melanson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Melanson

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Melanson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Melanson census records

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Melanson Civil War Service Records

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