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Melle Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Melle near Osnabrück, earlier Menele , probably from Old Saxon gimeni ‘public’ + lo ‘woods’. Dutch and Belgian (van Melle): habitational name from places in East Flanders and North Brabant. Galician: habitational name from a village so named in Lugo province, Galicia. French: metonymic occupational name from Old French melle ‘buckle’, ‘ring’. French: habitation name from Melle-sur-Béronne in Deux-Sèvres.

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

Similar surnames: Mello, Mehle, Pelle, Selle, Molle, Helle, Mele, Belle, Telle, Meller

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Where is the Melle family from?

You can see how Melle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Melle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Melle families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Melle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Melle families in 1911.
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What did your Melle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Melle. 50% of Melle women worked as a Servant.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
  • Upholsterer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Melle. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Melle. For the veterans among your Melle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Melle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Melle in 1944 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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