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Melson Name Meaning

patronymic from the personal name Miles (of Norman origin but uncertain derivation; possibly related to Michael or Latin miles ‘soldier’, or even the Slavic name element mil ‘grace’, ‘favor’), or a metronymic from the female personal name Milla. metronymic from the old female personal name Milde, Milda, from Old English milde ‘mild’, ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: Belson, Elson, Kelson, Malson, Merson, Mellon, Melton, Nelson, Melin

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Melson Family Origin

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Melson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Domestique

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

In 1881, the most common Melson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Melson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melson family was Laborer. Farmer and Domestique were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Melson.

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Melson Life Expectancy

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