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Melle Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Melle in Cuneo province (Piedmont); in some cases possibly also a variant of a personal name such as Mello Norwegian: probably a variant of Mele . North German: habitational name from either of two places called Melle or Mellen. French: metonymic occupational name from Old French melle ‘buckle ring’. French: habitational name from Melle-sur-Béronne in Deux-Sèvres. Flemish and Dutch (Van Melle): habitational name for someone from a place called Melle in East Flanders (Belgium).

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


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

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Where is the Melle family from?

You can see how Melle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Melle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Melle families living in Indiana. This was about 39% of all the recorded Melle's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Melle families in 1880.
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What did your Melle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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 Farm Labor and House Work. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • House Work
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Melle lifespan?

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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