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Melson Name Meaning

patronymic from the personal name Miles (of Norman origin but uncertain derivation; possibly related to Michael or Latin miles ‘soldier’, or even the Slavic name element mil ‘grace’, ‘favor’), or a metronymic from the female personal name Milla. metronymic from the old female personal name Milde, Milda, from Old English milde ‘mild’, ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Elson, Kelson, Malson, Merson, Mellon, Melton, Nelson, Melin

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Melson Family Origin

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Melson Family Occupations

What did your Melson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melson. The most common Melson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Melson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melson family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Melson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melson Life Expectancy

What is the average Melson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Melson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Melson in 1944 was 23, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melson 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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