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Mellon Family History

Mellon Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): variant of Mallon . English (Lancashire; of Norman origin): habitational name from Meulan in Seine-et-Oise now known as Meulan-en-Yvelines. Scottish (Lanarkshire; of Norman origin): variant of Melville .

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


Similar surnames: Melson, Mello, Melton, Nealon, Millen, Yelton, Mellor, Belton, Merlin

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Where is the Mellon family from?

You can see how Mellon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mellon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mellon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Mellon families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Mellon's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mellon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mellon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mellon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mellon. 17% of Mellon men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mellon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mellon 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
    17%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Mellon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellon 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mellon. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mellon. For the veterans among your Mellon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mellon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mellon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mellon in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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