Melancon Family History

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Melancon Name Meaning

French: nickname from a dialect word meaning ‘melancholic’.

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

Similar surnames: Manco, Deacon, Blanco, Lancon, Besancon, Delanoy, Mannon, Delano

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Melancon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Melancon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Melancon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


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Melancon Family Origin

Where is the Melancon family from?

Melancon Family Occupations

What did your Melancon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Melancon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Melancon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Planter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melancon. A less common occupation for the Melancon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Planter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Melancon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Melancon Historical Records

What Melancon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Melancon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melancon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Melancon. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Melancon. For the veterans among your Melancon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melancon Life Expectancy

What is the average Melancon lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Melancon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Melancon in 1950 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melancon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melancon 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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