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Melling Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from places near Lancaster and near Liverpool. Both are probably so called from the Old English tribal name Me(a)llingas ‘people of Mealla’. English: variant of Melville. German: habitational name from a place called Mellingen (see Mellinger).

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Welling, Delling, Mellin, Meling, Halling, Gelling, Belling

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Where is the Melling family from?

You can see how Melling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Melling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Melling families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Melling families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Melling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Melling families in 1911.
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What did your Melling ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Melling. 60% of Melling men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Miner
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Melling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Melling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Melling. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Melling. For the veterans among your Melling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Melling lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Melling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Melling in 1956 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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