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Mellish Family History

Mellish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Melhuish in Devon, so called from Old English m?l(e) ‘brightly colored’, ‘flowery’ + hiwisc ‘hide’ (a measurement of land). Scottish: variant of Mellis 2.

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Melling, Melis, Mells, Mallis, Mellin, Mellas, Millis, Yellin

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Where is the Mellish family from?

You can see how Mellish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mellish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mellish families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Mellish families living in Massachusetts. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mellish's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mellish families in 1840.
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What did your Mellish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mellish. 32% of Mellish men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mellish women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mellish were Coal Miner and Housewife.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Coal Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Mellish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellish 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mellish. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mellish. For the veterans among your Mellish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mellish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mellish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mellish in 1951 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

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