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Lemelin Name Meaning

Canadian French: unexplained. Possibly a variant of Breton Melin, a metonymic occupational name for a miller.

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


Similar surnames: Melin, Templin, Gamelin, Lemer, Camplin, Molin, Lemoine, Lemoi

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Where is the Lemelin family from?

You can see how Lemelin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemelin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lemelin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 6 Lemelin families living in Massachusetts. This was about 86% of all the recorded Lemelin's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Lemelin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemelin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lemelin. 24% of Lemelin men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Lemelin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemelin were Clerk and Battery Hand.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    21%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Battery Hand
    20%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lemelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemelin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 570 immigration records available for the last name Lemelin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 547 military records available for the last name Lemelin. For the veterans among your Lemelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemelin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lemelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lemelin in 1957 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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