History of your Surname
Get access to Mellman family records.Start a free trial

Mellman Family History

Mellman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Mellmann: variant of Melle 3 with the addition of Middle High German man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Meller

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sellman, Wellman, Mehlman, Melman, Kellman, Millman, Hellman, Fellman

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Mellman family from?

You can see how Mellman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mellman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mellman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Mellman families living in London. This was about 73% of all the recorded Mellman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Mellman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mellman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mellman. 22% of Mellman men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Mellman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mellman were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

View Census Data for Mellman | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Owner
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Mellman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mellman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Mellman

Passenger Lists

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Mellman. 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 Mellman immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 352 military records available for the last name Mellman. For the veterans among your Mellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Mellman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mellman family history

Discover More

What is the average Mellman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mellman in 1957 was 62, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mellman

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Mellman family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Mellman last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial