Mellish Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Mellish Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Melhuish in Devon, so called from Old English m?l(e) ‘brightly colored’, ‘flowery’ + hiwisc ‘hide’ (a measurement of land). Scottish: variant of Mellis 2.

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

Similar surnames: Mellis, Melling, Melis, Mells, Mallis, Mellin, Mellas, Millis, Yellin

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Mellish Family Origin

Where is the Mellish family from?

Mellish Family Occupations

What did your Mellish ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mellish. 28% of Mellish men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mellish women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mellish were Clerk and Apprentice

View Census data for Mellish | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Apprentice

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

Mellish Historical Records

What Mellish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Mellish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Mellish

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mellish. 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.

View all Mellish immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Mellish military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mellish family history.

Mellish Life Expectancy

What is the average Mellish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mellish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mellish in 1951 was 57, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mellish ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Mellish Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name