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Melson Family History

Melson Name Meaning
patronymic from the personal name Miles (of Norman origin but uncertain derivation; possibly related to Michael or Latin miles ‘soldier’, or even the Slavic name element mil ‘grace’, ‘favor’), or a metronymic from the female personal name Milla.metronymic from the old female personal name Milde, Milda, from Old English milde ‘mild’, ‘gentle’.

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

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26,598 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,831 Military Records
22,512 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Melson Families

  • Number of Melson families
     38 - 73
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melson families
     46 - 90
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Melson families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melson Family Origin

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Melson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Melson

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Melson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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