Melrose Family History

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Melrose Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, so named from British words that were ancestors of Welsh moel ‘bare’, ‘barren’ + rhos ‘moor’, ‘heath’. The Breton and Irish equivalents of the second element mean ‘promontory’, and this may also have been the sense here.

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


Similar surnames: Penrose, Mellor, Mearns, Mellish, Pedrosa, Loose, Elmore, Mellon

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Melrose Family Origin

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Melrose Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melrose family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melrose. The most common Melrose occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Melrose's were Farmers.

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Melrose Life Expectancy

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