Melin Family History

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Melin Name Meaning

Swedish: probably an ornamental name composed of the place name element mel from Old Norse meðal ‘mid(dle)’ + the common surname suffix -(l)in, from Latin -(l)inius. French: from a short form of the personal name Amelin. French: habitational name from places in Haute-Saône and Côte d’Or, all named with the dialect word melin ‘mill’, from Latin molinum. Breton: topographic name for someone who lived at a mill or an occupational nickname for a miller, from milin, melin ‘mill’. Czech (Melín): derivative of the personal name Melichar (see Melchior). Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Melia, Molin, Malin, Melis, Helin, Merlin, Belin, Meling, Merin, Meli

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Melin Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


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Melin Family Origin

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Melin Family Occupations

What did your Melin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Melin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Melin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Melin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Melin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melin 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 Melin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Melin. For the veterans among your Melin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Melin Life Expectancy

What is the average Melin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Melin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Melin in 1947 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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