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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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Confectioner

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

In 1880, Laborer, Blacksmith and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melle. The most common Melle occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Melle's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Melle family was Farmer.

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Melle Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melle

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