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Meller Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Möller (see Moeller). German: habitational name for someone from Melle. German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Polish: occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from an agent derivative of German Mehl ‘flour’. English: variant of Miller.

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


Similar surnames: Feller, Mehler, Miller, Weller, Geller, Zeller, Heller, Seller

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Where is the Meller family from?

You can see how Meller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Meller families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Meller's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Meller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Meller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Meller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Meller. 45% of Meller men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Meller women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meller were Labourer and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    24%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Meller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Meller. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Meller. For the veterans among your Meller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Meller lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Meller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meller in 1960 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

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