Mellis Family History

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Mellis Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with mylenas, plural of mylen ‘mill’. Scottish and northern Irish (of Scottish origin): from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Maol Íosa ‘devotee of Jesus’. Greek: variant of Melis. Dutch: unexplained. Latvian: nickname from mells ‘black’.

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

Similar surnames: Melis, Mells, Millis, Mellish, Mellas, Mellon, Kellis, Bellis, Dellis

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Mellis Family Origin

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Mellis Family Occupations

What did your Mellis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mellis. 18% of Mellis men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Mellis women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mellis were Journalier and Telegraph Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Blacksmith
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
  • Bookkeeper
  • General
  • Telegraph Operator

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

Mellis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mellis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mellis. 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 Mellis. For the veterans among your Mellis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mellis Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mellis in 1959 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellis

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