Melle Family History

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Melle Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Melle near Osnabrück, earlier Menele , probably from Old Saxon gimeni ‘public’ + lo ‘woods’. Dutch and Belgian (van Melle): habitational name from places in East Flanders and North Brabant. Galician: habitational name from a village so named in Lugo province, Galicia. French: metonymic occupational name from Old French melle ‘buckle’, ‘ring’. French: habitation name from Melle-sur-Béronne in Deux-Sèvres.

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

Similar surnames: Mello, Mehle, Pelle, Selle, Molle, Helle, Mele, Belle, Telle, Meller

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Melle Family Origin

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Melle Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Melle. 25% of Melle men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Melle women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Melle were Machine Operator and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machine Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • House Work
  • Saleswoman

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

Melle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Melle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Melle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Melle. For the veterans among your Melle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melle Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Melle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Melle in 1944 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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