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Melena Family History

Melena Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: probably a nickname from melena, a term denoting a piece of leather placed on the horns of an ox so that the yoke would not harm them, possibly applied to someone in charge of an ox as a draft animal. By extension, melena came to mean ‘mane’ and ‘long hair’, probably applied to someone with long or untidy hair. RS from Corom.

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

4,863 Historical Documents with Melena on Ancestry.com
3,134 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
69 Military Records
234 Immigration Records
943 Census and Voter Lists
483 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Melena Families

  • Number of Melena families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melena families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Melena last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melena Family Origin

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Melena Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Melena

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Melena Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Melena

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