Melville Family History

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Melville Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Malleville, from Latin mala ‘bad’ + ville ‘settlement’. Irish (mainly Ulster): English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichíl ‘descendant of Maoilmhichil’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Michael’.

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


Similar surnames: Neville, Deville, Colville, Somerville, Carville, Neuville, Banville

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Melville Family Origin

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Melville Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Going To School

    10%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Servant

    8%

In 1881, the most common Melville occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Melville's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Melville family was Servant. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Melville.

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Melville Historical Records

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Melville Life Expectancy

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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