Medellin Family History

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Medellin Name Meaning

Spanish (Medellín): habitational name from a place so named in Badajoz province, Latin (Caecilia) Metellina, derived from the name of a 1st-century Roman proconsul in Spain, Cecilio Metello Pio.

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

Similar surnames: Merlin, Medel, Melling, Yellin, Redlin, Schellin, Bellin, Dellis

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Medellin Family Origin

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Medellin Family Occupations

What did your Medellin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Medellin. 30% of Medellin men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Medellin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Medellin were Labor and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Saleslady

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

Medellin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Medellin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medellin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Medellin. 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 Card

There are 488 military records available for the last name Medellin. For the veterans among your Medellin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Medellin Life Expectancy

What is the average Medellin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Medellin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Medellin in 1961 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Medellin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Medellin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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