Melby Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about 25 farmsteads in eastern Norway, originally named Meðalbýr in Old Norse, from meðal ‘middle’ + býr ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Meloy, Welby, Milby, Selby, Nerby, Shelby, Bielby, Colby, Kilby

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Melby Family Origin

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Melby Family Occupations

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  • Furier

    33%
  • Knife Maker

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%

In 1881, the most common Melby occupation in Canada was Furier. 33% of Melby's were Furiers. Furier and Knife Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Melby. A less common occupation for the Melby family was Laborer.

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Melby Historical Records

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Melby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Melby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Melby in 1947 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melby

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