Melena Family History

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Melena Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: probably a nickname from melena, a term denoting a piece of leather placed on the horns of an ox so that the yoke would not harm them, possibly applied to someone in charge of an ox as a draft animal. By extension, melena came to mean ‘mane’ and ‘long hair’, probably applied to someone with long or untidy hair.

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

Similar surnames: Mele, Melin, Zelenka, Melendy, Ellena, Meling, Malina, Malena, Medina

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Melena Family Origin

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Melena Family Occupations

What did your Melena ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Melena. 34% of Melena men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer

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

Melena Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 943 census records available for the last name Melena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melena 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Melena. 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 Card

There are 71 military records available for the last name Melena. For the veterans among your Melena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melena Life Expectancy

What is the average Melena lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Melena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Melena in 1963 was 80, and 18 in 2004.

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