Melby Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about 25 farmsteads in eastern Norway, originally named Meðalbýr in Old Norse, from meðal ‘middle’ + býr ‘farmstead’.

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

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Melby Family Origin

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Melby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carter

    3%
  • Clerk

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melby family was Clerk. Farmer, Keeping House and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melby. The most common Melby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Melby's were Farmers.

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Melby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Melby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Melby in 1947 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melby

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