Melo Family History

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Melo Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places named with Portuguese merlo ‘blackbird’ (Latin merulus).

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


Similar surnames: Merlo, Mello, Meloy, Zell, Milo, Mero, Mele, Mellor, Kell, Malo

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Melo Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Melo name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Melo. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal

    35%

  • Spain

    13%

  • England & Wales

    10%

  • France

    8%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    7%

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Melo Family Origin

Where is the Melo family from?

Melo Family Occupations

What did your Melo ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Melo occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Melo's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melo. A less common occupation for the Melo family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%
  • Dressmaker

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%

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

Melo Historical Records

What Melo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Melo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melo 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Melo. 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 870 military records available for the last name Melo. For the veterans among your Melo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melo Life Expectancy

What is the average Melo lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Melo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Melo in 1963 was 74, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melo 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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