Melis Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Mellis 1. German: variant of Melius. Dutch ((van) Melis): variant of Millis 2. Czech and Slovak (Meliš), and Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical personal name Melichar (see Melchior). Greek: from the personal name Melis, a pet form of Meletios or Meliton (names of various early saints and martyrs). The personal names are derived from either meli ‘honey’ or meletan ‘care for’, ‘study’. Italian (Sardinia and southern Italy): habitational name from a place so named in Sardinia. Lithuanian: nickname from melis ‘blue’. Latvian: unflattering nickname from melis ‘liar’. Latvian: variant of Mellis.

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


Similar surnames: Melia, Meis, Mellis, Meli, Melin, Mells, Mewes, Millis, Valis, Molis

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Melis Family Origin

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Melis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Assisstant Postmaster

    10%
  • Hardware Dealer

    10%
  • Keeps Bread Bakery

    10%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Melis family was Keeps Bread Bakery. Farmer, Assisstant Postmaster and Hardware Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melis. The most common Melis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Melis's were Farmers.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Melis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Melis in 1948 was 31, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Melis

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