Mele Family History

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Mele Name Meaning

Southern Italian: affectionate nickname from mele ‘honey’, a dialect form of miele. Italian: possibly a habitational name from Mele in Genoa province. French (southeastern): topographic name for someone who lived by a medlar, Old French mesle. Norwegian (Mæle): variant of Mæhle (see Mehle).

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

Similar surnames: Mule, Mehle, Miele, Mole, Melle, Merle, Meli, Melin, Mee, Sale

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Mele Family Origin

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Mele Family Occupations

What did your Mele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mele. 20% of Mele men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Mele women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mele were Salesman and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Barber
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • New Worker

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

Mele Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mele 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mele. 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 Mele. For the veterans among your Mele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mele Life Expectancy

What is the average Mele lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mele in 1949 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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