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Mellon Family History

Mellon Name Meaning
Northern Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mealláin ‘descendant of Meallán’, a personal name that is a diminutive of meall ‘pleasant’.English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Meulan in Seine-et-Oise.Dutch (van Mellon): habitational name from Millun bij Keulen.

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

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40,706 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,756 Military Records
5,548 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mellon Families

  • Number of Mellon families
     105 - 207
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mellon families
     93 - 183
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mellon families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mellon Family Origin

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Mellon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mellon

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Mellon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mellon census records

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Mellon Civil War Service Records

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