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Mealy Family History

Mealy Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Melly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meallaigh ‘descendant of Meallach’ a personal name based on meall ‘pleasant’.

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

Similar surnames: Dealy, Sealy, Fealy, Kealy, Meany, Ealy, Mealey, Deacy, Feely

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Where is the Mealy family from?

You can see how Mealy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mealy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mealy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Mealy families living in New Brunswick. This was about 55% of all the recorded Mealy's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mealy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mealy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mealy. 100% of Mealy men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mealy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mealy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mealy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mealy. For the veterans among your Mealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mealy lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mealy in 1949 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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