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Meling Family History

Meling Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads so named in southwestern Norway probably from the unattested Old Norse placename Mithlingr ‘the farm in the middle’.

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

Similar surnames: Melin, Melling, Meland, Heling, Molin, Melino, Felsing, Mehling

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Where is the Meling family from?

You can see how Meling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meling family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Meling family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Meling's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Meling families in 1840.
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What did your Meling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Meling. 50% of Meling men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Meling women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meling were Farm Laborer and Sales Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Glass Worker
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Sales Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Meling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meling 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meling. 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 367 military records available for the last name Meling. For the veterans among your Meling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Meling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meling in 1963 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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