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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

What did your Melle ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Confectioner

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

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Melle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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