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Melvin Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain (see McIlwaine). Scottish: variant of Melville 1. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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


Similar surnames: Galvin, Mellon, Melin, Levin, Gelvin, Belkin, Merlin, Selin, Mylin

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Melvin Family Origin

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Melvin Family Occupations

What did your Melvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Melvin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Melvin's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melvin. A less common occupation for the Melvin family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    2%

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

Melvin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Melvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Melvin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Melvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Melvin in 1944 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melvin 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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