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Mellas Family History

Mellas Name Meaning

English and Scottish: unexplained. Perhaps a variant spelling of Mallis. Greek: occupational name for a seller of honey, from meli ‘honey’ + the agent noun suffix -as.

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Melis, Milas, Bellas, Mallas, Hallas, Kellas, Malles, Ballas

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Where is the Mellas family from?

You can see how Mellas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mellas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mellas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Mellas families living in California. This was about 16% of all the recorded Mellas's in the USA. California had the highest population of Mellas families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mellas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mellas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Owner was the top reported job for people in the US named Mellas. 25% of Mellas men worked as an Owner.

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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

  • Owner
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mellas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellas 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 377 immigration records available for the last name Mellas. 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 467 military records available for the last name Mellas. For the veterans among your Mellas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mellas lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mellas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mellas in 1959 was 68, and 86 in 2004.

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