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Mells Family History

Mells Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a place where there was more than one mill, Middle English melles ‘mills’, or habitational name for someone from Mells in Somerset, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Mellis, Wells, Melis, Mello, Mills, Mears, Meals, Melle, Mele, Mewes

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Where is the Mells family from?

You can see how Mells families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mells family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mells families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Mells families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Mells's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mells families in 1840.
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What did your Mells ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mells. 50% of Mells men worked as a Truck Driver.

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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

  • Truck Driver
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Mells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mells 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mells. 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 683 military records available for the last name Mells. For the veterans among your Mells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mells lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mells in 1955 was 56, and 32 in 2004.

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