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Meli Name Meaning

Italian:: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Melo . from a medieval Greek personal name Melis or an affectionate nickname from Sicilian meli ‘honey’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Melis, Melia, Mei, Melin, Mele, Muni, Celi, Peri, Merli, Belt

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Where is the Meli family from?

You can see how Meli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meli family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Meli families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Meli families living in Illinois. This was about 63% of all the recorded Meli's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Meli families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meli. 23% of Meli men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Meli women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meli were New Worker and Dressmaker. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Machine Operator
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meli 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Meli. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meli. For the veterans among your Meli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meli lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Meli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Meli in 1944 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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