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Lemelle Name Meaning

French: variant of Lemesle itself an altered (assimilated) form of Lemerle a nickname from le merle ‘the blackbird’ (see Merle ).

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


Similar surnames: Mele, Decelle, Teselle, Demille, Telle, Lacelle, Levell, Molle

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Where is the Lemelle family from?

You can see how Lemelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lemelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lemelle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 83 Lemelle families living in Louisiana. This was about 94% of all the recorded Lemelle's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lemelle families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lemelle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lemelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lemelle. 44% of Lemelle men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Lemelle women worked as a Farm Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lemelle were Yard Man and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Yard Man
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Labor
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Cook
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lemelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemelle 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 71 immigration records available for the last name Lemelle. 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 286 military records available for the last name Lemelle. For the veterans among your Lemelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lemelle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lemelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Lemelle in 1947 was 46, and 70 in 2004.

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