Mellis Family History

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Mellis Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with mylenas, plural of mylen ‘mill’. Scottish and northern Irish (of Scottish origin): from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Maol Íosa ‘devotee of Jesus’. Greek: variant of Melis. Dutch: unexplained. Latvian: nickname from mells ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Melis, Mells, Millis, Mellish, Mellas, Mellon, Kellis, Bellis, Dellis

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Mellis Family Origin

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Mellis Family Occupations

What did your Mellis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Furniture Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mellis. The most common Mellis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mellis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mellis family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Furniture Dealer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mellis ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mellis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mellis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellis 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 Mellis. 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 Mellis. For the veterans among your Mellis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mellis Life Expectancy

What is the average Mellis lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mellis in 1959 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mellis 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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