Meloy Family History

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Meloy Name Meaning

Norwegian (Meløy): habitational name from any of several farmsteads on islands so named, from Old Norse meðal ‘middle’ (or melr ‘sandbank’, ‘gravel bank’) + øy ‘island’. Norwegian (Mjoløy): habitational name from a farmstead named with mjol ‘flour’, ‘sand’ + øy ‘island’. Irish: variant of Malloy.

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

Similar surnames: Melby, Moy, Melloy, Deloy, Welby, Selby, Milby, Melo, Merry, Mele

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Meloy Family Origin

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Meloy Family Occupations

What did your Meloy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meloy family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meloy. The most common Meloy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Meloy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Meloy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Meloy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meloy 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Meloy. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meloy. For the veterans among your Meloy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meloy Life Expectancy

What is the average Meloy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Meloy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Meloy in 1952 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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