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Melley Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish Melly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meallaigh, from meall ‘pleasant’.

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


Similar surnames: Malley, Melloy, Jelley, Kelley, Munley, Meller, Manley, Mealey

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Melley Family Origin

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Melley Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Miner

    11%
  • Butcher

    6%

In 1880, the most common Melley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Melley's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Melley family was Butcher. Laborer, Coal Miner and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melley.

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Melley Historical Records

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Melley Life Expectancy

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