Melia Family History

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Melia Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places in Sicily and southern Italy named Melia, as for example in the provinces of Messina or Reggio Calabria. Italian: possibly from a short form of the female personal name Amelia. Irish: variant of Malley. Dutch: from a derivative of the Latin personal name Amelius, Amilius (see Mehle). Catalan (Melià): from the Latin personal name Aemilianus. Georgian: from a Georgian local name.

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

Similar surnames: Melis, Melin, Milia, Meli, Elia, Mula, Celia, Mele, Melita, Milian

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Melia Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Melia name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Melia. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


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Melia Family Origin

Where is the Melia family from?

Melia Family Occupations

What did your Melia ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Melia occupation in Canada was Going To School. 50% of Melia's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Melia family was Forem Carpenter. Going To School, Af Miller and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melia.

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  • Going To School

  • Af Miller

  • Farmer

  • Forem Carpenter


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

Melia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Melia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melia 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Melia. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Melia. For the veterans among your Melia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melia Life Expectancy

What is the average Melia lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Melia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Melia in 1957 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Melia 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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