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Mello Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a short form of a personal name ending with the hypocoristic suffix -ello, such as Giacomello. Portuguese: variant spelling of Melo. Dutch and Belgian (van Mello): habitational name from Mellelo, a place named for a wood near Melle in East Flanders (see Melle 3) + lo ‘grove’.

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


Similar surnames: Melle, Tello, Mellon, Mallo, Lello, Mells, Bello, Mollo, Belle, Melo

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Where is the Mello family from?

You can see how Mello families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mello family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mello families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Mello families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Mello's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Mello families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mello surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mello ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mello. 19% of Mello men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Mello women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mello were Truck Driver 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
    19%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Weaver
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    9%
  • Stitcher
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
  • Housewife
    5%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mello. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mello 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mello. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mello. For the veterans among your Mello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mello lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mello in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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