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Melton Family History

Melton Name Meaning
Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, all of which have the same origin as Middleton, with Old English middel replaced by its Old Norse equivalent meðal after the Scandinavian settlement of northern and eastern England.

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

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256,536 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,113 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Melton Families

  • Number of Melton families
     218 - 433
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Melton families
     122 - 242
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Melton families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Melton Family Origin

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Melton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Melton

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Melton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Melton Civil War Service Records

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