Melody Family History

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Melody Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoiléidigh ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.

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


Similar surnames: Melley, Merry, Keady, Meloy, Beloin, Memory, Melott, Molony, Melroy

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Melody Family Origin

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Melody Family Occupations

What did your Melody ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melody family was In Iron Mill. Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melody. The most common Melody occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Melody's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • In Iron Mill

    6%

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

Melody Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Melody. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melody 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Melody. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Melody. For the veterans among your Melody ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melody Life Expectancy

What is the average Melody lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Melody life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Melody in 1953 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melody

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melody 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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